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poet profile: Bernabe Laye

Écrire Une dreniére fois L’état de la blessure Lambeaux de honte et d’opprobre To write For a last time The bursting of the wound Shreds of shame and of opprobrium from Requiem for Murdered Country There’s a Rumi quote that...

q&a: Sabitha TP

Or, it can also be written that poetry, that moody bedraggled somnambulist misses often the gritty gist of itemised lists and the wist- fulness of unread catalogues and the beauty of paper-clips as she, the crabby insomniac walks out on...

poet muses: BW Vilakazi poet (1906 – 1947)

Ezinkomponi ngoba ngimamatheka njalo ngikhombisa nokwenama, ngihlabelela nemphimbo, nom’ ungifik’ emgodini ngaphansi kwezinganeko zamatsh’ aluhlaz’ omhlaba sewuthi nginjengnsika Yon’ engezwa nabuhlungu Born in the same year of the Bambatha revolt against poll-taxes, BW’s full name was Bambatha Wallet Vilakazi, until...

print quarterly number four: The Language Issue

Nothing excites me more than when I hold a copy of a freshly printed book in my hand. Especially when it's a Poetry Potion quarterly. This edition spotlights the poets who write poetry in languages other than English and those...

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...