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Q&A: Makhafula Vilakazi

"Makhafula Vilakazi's poetry is a fusion of Tsotsitaal, English, Zulu and Sotho interspersed into an uncompromising depiction of township life, exploring issues which affect his community such as HIV and AIDS, unemployment and crime. An exponent of a genre which he calls ‘Kasie Poetry’, Makhafula Vilakazi says his...

Announcing our new Logo. (Peep my aesthetics!)

In celebration of 10 years of poetrypotion.com online, we are proud to announce the launch of our new logo. This forms part of the new evolutionary journey PoetryPotion.com is embarking on, that will see a steady roll-out of changes across...

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...

coming up: 19th Poetry Africa 2015

This years Poetry Africa is set to be explosive! Who are you looking forward to seeing live on stage? Africa Dlamini (South Africa), Aryan Kaganof (South Africa), Celiswa Majali(South Africa), Icebound Makhele (South Africa), Kat Francois ( United Kingdom), Khanyi Shusha(South Africa), Kwazi Ndlangisa (South Africa), Lebo Mashile (South Africa), Lebohang 'Nova' Masango (South Africa), Lesego...

editorial: A Tradition of Poetics

We come from a tradition of poetics, which has always responded to the state of the nation. This tradition, whether you are a griot in west Africa or an imbongi in south Africa, has always been about true talk, as...