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Poet Profile: Xitha Makgeta

Xitha Makgeta is a South African, Pretoria based writer, poet, performer and art activist whoalso experiments with paint and videography. In (2008) he independently published his first studio record (E.P) titled In Fragments, followed by another studio record (E.P) titled...

Call for Applications: Hear My Voice Poetry Mobility Fund 2022

Poets on the move as Hear My Voice announces Mobility Fund Following the success of the previous Mobility Fund, which was initially introduced in 2020 to encourage the export of South African poets to the world, the Hear My Voice...

BURNING By Xitha Makgeta

Her breast is what went wrong Her ass moves like she’s dancing to a song Her legs are long Her eyes cast a spell

A Poem A Day Writing Prompt 26 January 2022

1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST ORIGINAL WORK Today’s prompt is dedicated to books. Use the phrases as inspiration for a new poem: “The books I have not read” “The many worlds inside” “The trees died a good death” Use the...

Ulanga no Mlilo – The Sun and Fire by Noluthando Mkhungo

Shhh Lalela Lalela umsindo wokuthula,Uyamemeza, Uthi usuku luyodlula nezimfihloNolanga akayikufa,Uyovuka aphenduke inyanga Qaphela! Umlilo udla asuthe amandla akheUzoxosha amakhazaNaye aphenduke umlotha obandayo Qaphela! Ilangabi lomlilo alisoze laphumelelaphakathi kwamabili –Yimpi yobumnyama nokukhanya Naye ungumntwanauyazilahla kunina – aphumule. Hush Listen, Listen to...

A Poem A Day Writing Prompt 25 January 2022

1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST ORIGINAL WORK Respond to the quote below with a new poem: “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” — George Orwell Use...