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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...

Poetry Potion 9 Infinite Wonders – Selected Poets

I'm so excited to finally share with you the selected list of poets who will feature in our 9th print edition of Poetry Potion. This edition is themed Infinite Wonders and these are the poets and poems who have been selected Ali...

4th Annual Edition of Tyhini launches 6 Dec in Johannesburg

On the 6th of December, Rhodes University’s MA in Creative Writing will be launching its 4th annual collection of heart heating literature, Tyhini, by students doing the MA this year. The launch will be held at one of Joburg’s headquarters...

about 21 Poems: Dear South Africa

Dear South Africa, You are not a child anymore. We should have thrown you a huge street bash and handed you your key to adulthood. But we couldn't. There’s not enough to celebrate. You see, we’re not sure you deserve...

poet muse: RIP Mafika Gwala (1946 – 2014)

The sad news of the passing our literary icon, Mafika Gwala, has been slowly sinking in and rippling through the literary world. He passed away on Friday night. We believe it was peacefully in his sleep. Undoubtedly, this is a sad...