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call for submissions: the Love potion

“At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided is guided by a great feeling of love.” Che Guevara Print quarterly number five will be titled The Love Potion This is a call for...

call for submissions: The Language Issue (deadline extended)

[information]DEADLINE EXTENDED[/information] This is a call for the fourth print quarterly of Poetry Potion. "Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Poetry is word play at its...

editorial: Every Generation

Back in the day, the early 2000s, there’s something we used to say at poetry sessions. “Poetry is not a competition, poetry is a mission” In fact, I think it was a line in a poem by someone… but I...

poet profile: Mphutlane wa Bofelo

Mphutlane wa Bofelo is thankfully not one of those poets for whom poetry is a trend, a phase or a branding opportunity. Truly dedicated to the craft, Bofelo has been writing poetry for years. Many respect him. A Black Conscious Sufi,...

poetry seen: TjoVitjo Bavino (complete text)

a thought in process... “Icons are essentially products of our times, and of their times, their construction is informed by their specific reaction to social and political circumstances. Such reactions though generated from a subjective place, are never private” ~Xoli...