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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...

Mbulelo Mzamane: poet, academic, author (1948 – 2014)

Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane spent much of his literary career as an educator and academic having lectured in English literature since 1976. Seen by others as not a serious writer, Mzamane always considered himself a teacher first. His debut book was...

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...

Hand in Hand by Charl Landsberg

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab3="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]we arrived quite early for the show your eyes welled, wet and weary with tears worried what they would know so you bit back both of our fears [restrict]we walked through that crowded theatre hall...

Life by Motena Tintswalo Cathrine Mathe

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab3="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]I guess what we have is a love-hate relationship Sometimes I wish I could close my eyes and never see you again [restrict]Sometimes I wish I had never met you and Sometimes I just wish...