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We’re Sponsoring Prizes for Lover + Another Poetry Challenge

Poetry Potion is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring prizes for the 2013 Lover + Another Poetry Challenge. This year’s challenge explores issues of gender roles, love and sexuality with the theme "Man.Woman.Any[Queer]ies?” . This year, the winner of...

coming next week: Poetry Potion print quarterly number three

I'm very happy to announce that the third print quarterly is hitting the "streets" next week. After much "backing and forthing" in order to create a special kinda edition, I'm relieved to have seen the printer proofs and signed them...

Poetry Potion 2013.02 Every Generation

poet muses: Nontsizi Mgqwetho

Imbongikazi ya kwa Chizama Nontsizi Mqwetho, imbongikazi ya kwa Chizama, exploded onto the scene in 1920 when her poems were published in the Xhosa-language newspaper Umteteli wa Bantu. The poems, written in isiXhosa, were “swaggering, urgent, confrontational woman’s poetry”. Her...

Poetry Potion 2013.02 Every Generation

poet muses: HIE Dhlomo

The New African Herbert Isaac Ernest Dhlomo (1903 - 1956) is one of Afrika’s greatest intellectuals. A poet, essayist, journalist, librarian, short story writer and playwright, Dhlomo received his education at what is now known as Adams college in KwaZulu....

editorial: Every Generation

Back in the day, the early 2000s, there’s something we used to say at poetry sessions. “Poetry is not a competition, poetry is a mission” In fact, I think it was a line in a poem by someone… but I...