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We’re Sponsoring Prizes for Lover + Another Poetry Challenge

Poetry Potion is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring prizes for the 2013 Lover + Another Poetry Challenge. This year’s challenge explores issues of gender roles, love and sexuality with the theme "Man.Woman.Any[Queer]ies?” . This year, the winner of...

Poetry Is Not a Luxury: Launching at Poetry Africa

2013 has been an exciting year for Poetry Potion. We set out to publish quarterly journals with themes that writers must pick apart, interpret and produce something amazing thereafter. The first print quarterly, themed On Being Human, was launched at...

editorial: Poetry Is Not a Luxury

Did Audre know when she was writing Poetry is Not a Luxury that she’d be speaking to, about and through women like Tereska Muishond, Ayabulela Tutuse, Morula wa Kutukgolo, Mandy Mitchell, Monique Barnard, Saurell Boyers... Women for whom poetry has...

poet profile: Tereska Muishond

In a sea of poets who are slamming hard to carve out a space for themselves in the Hall of Fame, Tereska Muishond stands out for being a woman of no pretensions. Her honest, gentle vibrant voice makes her stand...

poet muses: Ingrid Jonker, poet (1933 – 1965)

Described as a “sensitive child with a keen self-awareness and gifted beyond her years“, Ingrid Jonker started writing at a very young age. Na die Somer (After the Summer) is believed to be the first compilation of her poems when...