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Man Silence by Frank Meintjies

[tabby title="Poem"] the distancebetween father and soneach trying to hack it the dark waters drippingon the webbed silencebrow broadly ripplingon the edge of storms they munch peanuts, quaff beerthe sports commentary so easyin the ear in the distancequietly; in the...

To Breathe Into Another Voice: A South African anthology of jazz poetry

To Breathe Into Another Voice was recently launched at The Orbit Jazz club. This is an anthology of jazz poetry compiled and edited by avid Jazz lover and poet Myesha Jenkins. Published by Real African Publishers, the anthology explores jazz...

Krotoa, Walking Between Worlds by Frank Meintjies

[tabby title="Poem"] you walk, between the worlds we follow those steps the seashores, robben island, the open plains the interstices between death & vitality the narrow path between my song & dance you, a linguist of note speak to us!...

Desert Canyon by Frank Meintjies

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]each day nothing but a long trudge ahead in terrain that enters the senses with the decisiveness of poured water on achingly-dry ground here, just east of the namib no electronic stimuli no artificial flowers...

Mother City by Frank Meintjies

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1](ode to cape town) Place of slaves, storms, minstrels, frenzied wind winter is a leprous sky, breaking up and breaking up into craters swept by rain and slush White-maned waves of luxury apartments give way...