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editorial: Wordfest

i am that word in red, blue, blk ink mating pen and paper giving birth to seeds that plant, let grow, ravage and fester in your mind. i scribble, dance, twist and swerve across the page in the bloody rage...

poet muse: Matsemela Manaka (1957 – 1999)

poet, writer, director, actor, artist, cultural theorist. “We believe in positive art, theatre of purpose, communal theatre, theatre of survival and liberation” The 1976 Soweto uprising gave impetus to Matsemela Manaka’s career in theatre and the arts. He started out...

Unspeakable by Mélanie Gondoux

[tabby title="Poem"]I’m afraid of “aimer” rejected by the word or disgusted by love Fear of hearing my voice throwing in these two beats “Je t’aime” I feel naked and weak and I hate being weak But I gave “I love...

three poems by Chad Brevis

[tabs tab1="Man Forged Manacles" tab2="Speak Freedom" tab3="Speak Freedom" tab4="tab 4"] [tab id=1]Man Forged Manacles The definition of black: being of the achromatic colour of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to the absorption of almost all incident of...

Love words by Ulrike Kussing

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]Love weighs ev’ry word, dissects punctuation and hungers for warm flesh. [/tab] [tab id=2]Ulrike Kussing works in the corporate world of supply chain and dabbles in academic writing. She generally gets inspired to write while...