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Poets venture where no coward dares.

“I feel the only thing you can do about life is to preserve it, by art if you're an artist, by children if you're not.”― Philip Larkin Poetry becomes many different things to many different people at many different times in...

Whose Laureate is it anyway?

The announcement of Prof Mongane Wally Serote as South Africa’s 3rd Poet Laureate has drawn a weird mixture of both praise and ire from poets and some in the literary world. To say the decision to have Ntate Serote as...

Editorial: This way we salute you

And then, you walked out of your body. And for a moment we drifted, aimlessly Tears bashing against the hull of this new day Whose sky will we fly in now? Who will pray for us now? And then the...

Call For Submissions: Poetry Potion 14 (CLOSED)

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...

Editorial: Inside This Cocoon

"Who I was is not who I am And who I am is not who I will be."  -Myesha Jenkins As poets are prone to do, Myesha Jenkins beautifully describes the process of transformation in her poem, ‘Transformation’. Change is...