“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues….”
― George Orwell, Why I Write
We have decide to extend our call for our last edition. Our eighth edition is themed Dear South Africa. We would like to extend the edition to include poems under the complementary theme:
State of the Nation
We’re looking for poems that examine South Africa’s state of politics after 20 years. These poems can respond to, interrogate, critic, be about President Zuma’s 2015 State of the Nation Address, Parliamentary antics and more.
These poems must go beyond “just expressing yourself”. The best poems will interpret this theme/title in an interesting, unique, left-field way. The poems published will avoid the obvious and mundane.
The best poems will play with form – stanza, rhyme, syntax, aesthetic, language, subject – and also language and languages. The best poems will challenge, dazzle, move, inspire the reader.
Deadline: 8 March 2015, 11:45pm
To submit poems, click here. Make sure to read our submission guidelines before submitting.
If you have any questions, then please comment below, or on our Facebook page or on Twitter (#DearSA) or send an email.