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Three Questions for Flow Wellington

FLOW WELLINGTON is a poet, publisher, and founder of Poetree Publications. Her work has been published locally and internationally through many mediums including Badilisha Poetry X-Change, Poetry Potion, Poetry Institute of Africa, Atlanta Review, and anthologies such as South Africa’s...

Three Questions for Mak Manaka

Maakomele 'Mak' Manaka is an award-winning South African poet and author. He has to date published four collections of poetry- If only (2003 Self-published. Edited by Don Mattera), In Time (Geko, 2009), Flowers of a broken smile (Inksword, 2016 )...

Q&A: Flow Wellington

Flow wellington is an author, publisher and founder of Poetree Publications. She recently released her second collection of poems and stories titled GauTrained. Poetree Publications also celebrates its 8th birthday this year, so we thought it fitting to ask her...

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...

Q&A: Makhafula Vilakazi

"Makhafula Vilakazi's poetry is a fusion of Tsotsitaal, English, Zulu and Sotho interspersed into an uncompromising depiction of township life, exploring issues which affect his community such as HIV and AIDS, unemployment and crime. An exponent of a genre which he calls ‘Kasie Poetry’, Makhafula Vilakazi says his...