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Poet Muse: Dr Gabriel Okara (1921-2019)

(poet, novelist) I strain my tired voice in song to reach up to the star by the moon a song I vowed never more to sing; But from sundown to sunrise I seek a union continually which breaks my vow...

Poet Muse: Candy Royalle (poet, activist, storyteller, educator, 1981-2018)

(poet, activist, storyteller, educator, 1981-2018) “I’ve always existed somewhere in-between. Between cultures and colours, genders and sexuality. Between spiritual and atheist, creator and imitator. Belonging has always been a theoretical idea for me, not a sensation rooted firmly in any...

Poet Muse: Ntozake Shange (1948-2018)

(poet, playwright, novelist) “i found god in myself and i loved her i loved her fiercely” ― Ntozake Shange   Poet, playwright, novelist and activist Ntozake Shange passed away on 27 October 2018. Shange was 70 years old at the time of...

Poet Muse: Wopko Jensma

(poet, artist. 1939) i am a dirty little room with spiders in the corner of my skull my mouth a dark pit into which human droppings disappear the speck of rust in my heart worries me many people breathe in...

Poet Muse: Gladys May Casely-Hayford

(educator, writer, 1904-1950)   My lips were buds of innocence until you     came one day And drew a fountain from my heart and     careless went your way[1] Born in Axim, Ghana, Gladys May Casely-Hayford was the daughter of...