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Poetry Is Not a Luxury: Launching at Poetry Africa

2013 has been an exciting year for Poetry Potion. We set out to publish quarterly journals with themes that writers must pick apart, interpret and produce something amazing thereafter. The first print quarterly, themed On Being Human, was launched at...

editorial: Poetry Is Not a Luxury

Did Audre know when she was writing Poetry is Not a Luxury that she’d be speaking to, about and through women like Tereska Muishond, Ayabulela Tutuse, Morula wa Kutukgolo, Mandy Mitchell, Monique Barnard, Saurell Boyers... Women for whom poetry has...

Yes, I have missed you by Mandy Mitchell

Yes, I have missed you and you are DIRECTLY fixed to the poetry in my heart the words that run off my tongue You are the space in which I breathe the bond that is not lost between continents or...

Tonight you call unexpectedly by Mandy Mitchell

Tonight you call unexpectedly. As always, catching me off guard. And I hear the cotton wool And the glass in your voice. I listen between the words, Spoken slowly tonight, And hear the softness and brittleness That drips from your...

Featured Poem: On Xenophobia (May 2008) by Mandy Mitchell

You read the newspapers; Horror at what is happening; Disbelief and shame. I prefer not to look; Block my ears To shut out your words. You say there are people Laughing and eating While others are burning. I think it...