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Participants Announcement :21st Poetry Africa International Festival

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) shall once again transform Durban into a platform to share and celebrate cultural reflections and discourses through the 21st edition of Poetry Africa International Festival. The festival, which commences on 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...

Poetry Seen: Xarra Grand Opening (29 July 2017)

Book launch by Natalia Molebatsi(Elephant woman song Book) Poetry reading by: Professor Keorapetse Kgotsisile Phillippa Yaa De Villiers Quaz Roodt Lebo Mashile Natalia Molebatsi featuring Lex Futshane   Venue: Xara Books Address: 264 Turbit Avenue, Halfway house, Midrand Date: 29...

poet profile: Phillippa Yaa de Villiers

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers started out writing in her diary as a young kid. In an interview with Mike Alfred in the Twelve + One (Botsotso Publishing, 2014), she eeeveals that she would write her secret thoughts and secret letters...

Full House at the first Spoken Freedom Festival

Word N Sound is responsible for reinvigorating the Jo’burg poetry scene with their monthly Open Mic League which is slam poetry competition running through out the year with a King or Queen of the Mic being “crowned” at the end...