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An Excursion From Melancholia by Phumelelokuhle Ngidi

Don’t come look for me, I’ll be gone, Leaving a hollow house With shredded papers of unfinished poems. Don’t come look for me, I’m torn, Between churches and liquor stores Whirling through songs of broken men and vagabonds. Don’t come...

Izimbongi Poetry Festival 2017

The 2017 Izimbongi Poetry festival will take place on 11 November at UJ's Con Cowan Theatre, (Bunting Road). The festival is a platform for young poets from The University of Johannesburg to showcase work created throughout the year. This year's...

Omnipotence of self by Phumelelokuhle Ngidi

I have been here before, As a barrel of simmering thoughts As tall men and women that fell from grace, down to earth like flickering lightning bolts As a woman that told her people to kill the cattle and burn...

My Long Lost Broken Father by Phumelelokuhle Ngidi

Father, where are you? For a million years I’ve searched for you Sought in hovering scent of uneven jazz and grotesque blues Plunged into mother’s purple heart to seek what’s left of you Found scotching gobs, horrid hues and oblique...