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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...

#ThisWomanIs… my mother

Kela Griot My mother, Dipuo Maswabi, inspires me. In 2006, she was diagnosed with cancer. Two years ago, she beat three different types of cancers, one of which was in the fourth and final stage. While on chemo, she survived...

Poetry Potion 10… Cover Reveal

Our latest edition of Poetry Potion is about to hit the streets! Featuring poems from: Anthea Paelo, Modest Dhlakama, Christopher Kudyahakudadorwe, DeeAnds, Kariuki wa Nyamu, Tshepi Makhatha, Megan Ross, Caitlin Spring, Makhanani, Norbert Góra, The Motion, LeseLovesLord, Kela Griot, Ruth...

Word on Plagiarism, Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga and Poetry Potion 10

Here we are, three days later still trying to make sense of the shitstorm unleashed by the statement from The Missing Slate. That one of the poets many of us saw as showing a promising future in our small poetry pond...

Call For Submissions: Poetry Potion 10 (CLOSED)

"What kind of a woman leaves? What kind of a woman stays? What kind of a woman kills? What kind of a woman prays?" What Kind of a Woman, Lebo Mashile (Flying Above the Sky. 2008) Submissions are open for...