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The Love Potion

let me take a sip drink just a little enough to quench this something caught in my throat just a little taste to parch this dry patch soothe this aching scratch with that nectar but there is nothing no roses...

Raven, spoken word artist: I speak and I see

When I meet Raven at the poet’s hotel, in Durban, he’s in South Africa along with three other Irish poets - Paul Casey, Billy Ramsell and Afric McGlinchley - to perform at the 17th annual Poetry Africa. I didn’t know...

poet profile: Bernabe Laye

Écrire Une dreniére fois L’état de la blessure Lambeaux de honte et d’opprobre To write For a last time The bursting of the wound Shreds of shame and of opprobrium from Requiem for Murdered Country There’s a Rumi quote that...

poet profile: Vangi Gantsho

seeing the poetic landscape, through vangi-tinted glasses Vangile Gantsho has been steadily making her way into the poetry scene since the mid 2000s. Starting out in poetry circles at varsity, she has worked her way in quietly and steadily. As...

coming up: New Poetry Potion

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