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editorial: Love & Compassion

The impulse to write is often driven by something that we can’t always explain. When we’re younger and don’t know any better, our words flow, overflow, from a place that seems to have no bottom. When we know better, words...

We have a New Editor!

Poetry Potion has been my passion for the past ten years. This space is about finding new voices and giving them a platform to share their work. It's about making the access to poetry easier for readers from around the...

69 Salute by zamantungwa

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]i salute the 69 who fell in 1960 for you the sun set so it can rise for me so i stand on your shoulders and still say izwe lethu mayibuye[/tab] [tab id=2]duduzile zamantungwa mabaso...

about 21 Poems: Dear South Africa

Dear South Africa, You are not a child anymore. We should have thrown you a huge street bash and handed you your key to adulthood. But we couldn't. There’s not enough to celebrate. You see, we’re not sure you deserve...

editorial: A Tradition of Poetics

We come from a tradition of poetics, which has always responded to the state of the nation. This tradition, whether you are a griot in west Africa or an imbongi in south Africa, has always been about true talk, as...