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The 22nd Poetry Africa-Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 15 to 20 October 2018

The popular annual Poetry Africa Festival hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), takes place in Durban from 15 to 20 October 2018. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, the festival, which is supported through principal funding from...

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...

Raising Bastards by Mphutlane wa Bofelo

[tabby title="Poem"] our teachers and priests scouts & the best among our parents played their role to teach our children relevant songs & appropriate chants specific gestures & particular looks special faces for specific occasions how to stand in salute...

poet profile: Mphutlane wa Bofelo

Mphutlane wa Bofelo is thankfully not one of those poets for whom poetry is a trend, a phase or a branding opportunity. Truly dedicated to the craft, Bofelo has been writing poetry for years. Many respect him. A Black Conscious Sufi,...

coming up: New Poetry Potion

print quarterly number two! with Mphutlane wa Bofelo, Praat Poetry Festival, poetry, writer's block and poetry seen... get the print edition for R50 | digital edition for R25 pre-order here > [email protected]