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The 7th Word N Sound Festival is Here!

When Words Collide 7th Word N Sound International Youth Poetry Festival 2017 4 – 8 October 2017, Market Theatre Lab, Newtown Feat: Msaki, Leshie Lovesong (Botswana), Alessandro Lutman (Italy), Modise Sekgothe, Hakeen Anderson-Lesolang, Mutinta Bbenkele (Zambia), Kwazi Ndlangisa, Emmah Mabye,...

Poet Profile: Xabiso Vili 

Xabiso Vili  is a performer, writer, TEDx speaker and social activist, currently working in the City of Tshwane. His writings help him explore his inner world so as to be able to relate to the outer world. He is the Pretoria...

That time of the month by Xabiso Vili

Some poems are their own confessionals. secrets unto themselves, betray themselves, are a dagger in the back, most days they can’t stop the bleeding. Some poems would rather be hidden, get rid of the blood in a public toilet stall,...

Featured Poem: Blame it on the rats by Xabiso Vili

  Part 2 My mother blames it on the rats, men with arms as long as tails that know how to steal the teeth from your mouth, the pure from your youth, the gold from your labia, leave another heart...

To Breathe Into Another Voice: A South African anthology of jazz poetry

To Breathe Into Another Voice was recently launched at The Orbit Jazz club. This is an anthology of jazz poetry compiled and edited by avid Jazz lover and poet Myesha Jenkins. Published by Real African Publishers, the anthology explores jazz...