Poetry and Protest at Jozi Book Fair

I am so excited and I'm looking forward to Jozi Book Fair this weekend.  As you know, Black Letter Media publishes and sells books through Book Lover's Market and Poetry Potion. We're all about supporting the indie writer and the indie...

We got a mention on Africa Writers Trust

Oh, wow! Thanks to African Writers Trust for the kind mention: The independent South African based Poetry Potion, Zamantungwa’s labor of love, celebrates five years of success – now in print,web, and video! In sharing her love of African poetry and culture, one woman...

How can you call yourself a poet when you don’t perform?

Have you ever had to explain what makes you a poet? Found myself needing to explain how I could call myself a poet when I no longer performed poetry. And it was odd. I found it strange that anyone could...

Next Edition Submission Call: Between Black and White

[attention]SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS CALL ARE CLOSED... see A Poem A Day for calls for the Poem of the Day[/attention] In South Africa, politics and poetics seem to have always been entwined. The journalists, bloggers and others can have their say...

Poetry Potion 5th Anniversary print version Now Available

Look what we just received! The print ( and the ebook versions) is available at The BLM Store at R50