This is a call for submissions for Poetry Potion 14: This way we salute you.
This edition of poetry potion is inspired by the poetry collection ‘This way I salute you’ [Kwela books, 2007] by the late South African Poet Laureate Professor Keorapetse “Bra Willie” Kgositsile. In his collection, Prof Kgositsile pays homage to the men and women and the poets, artists and musicians that have shaped his person and consciousness.
The Theme for our next edition is “This way we salute you”
Who inspires you? How do you salute and celebrate those that have fed your soul? Who deserves a special mention or a sincere thank you? This edition is all about “giving flowers” to the deserving. Acknowledging and praising the people, communities, artists, or Deity that built you.
The theme also allows contributors an opportunity to salute Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile himself, for the immense contribution he made to the arts, globally and in the hearts of all those he engaged with on a daily bases. Poets are invited to submit poems, prose or essays dedicated to Professor Kgositsile.
The Theme for this edition:
Poets are encouraged to submit no more than three poems. Please refer to our submissions guidelines to ensure that you submit correctly. We are looking for new poems- poems that have not been published elsewhere. (Poems published on Facebook Twitter and Instagram are considered published)
The best poems will interpret the theme in a refreshing and unique way. It will salute and celebrate, toast and applaud. The selected poems will avoid the standard and mundane. It will explore the creative use of language, subtle complexities and form (stanza, rhyme syntax aesthetic language etc).
To submit poems use the form below. Make sure to familiarize yourself with our submission guidelines before submitting.
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