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poet muse: Dennis Brutus (1924 – 2009)

(activist, educator, journalist and poet 1924 - 2009) “A troubadour, I traverse all my land exploring all her wide-flung parts with zest probing in motion sweeter far than rest ...” Born in Zimbabwe in 1924, Brutus grew up in Port...

Naledi Raba – poetry of self-determination

I meet Naledi in her hotel room, it is the morning after she won that national Lover + Another Poetry Challenge hosted by Drama For Life at the Hillbrow Theatre. “It is Naledi Raba, right?” I ask checking that I’m...

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...

poetry seen: 100 000 Poets for Change

Melville Poetry Festival presents 100 000 Poets for Change. This is part of the international poetry event which will see poets around the world celebrating poetry, art and music to promote social, environmental and political change. This event will take...