Poet Profile: Sabelo Soko

Quaz | August 7th, 2017 | poet profile | No Comments

Sabelo Soko is a Jo’burg based writer, performer from eMkhondo, in Mpumalanga. His writings has
been published by Geko Publishing, Reunited Siblings and a recently self published  poetry
chapbook which accompanies his latest musical offering, Umkhondo. Soko is a former contributor for Hype
Magazine (print). His debut spoken word studio project, an EP titled 2380, was nominated for a
2015 SATMA(South African Traditional Music Award), in the Best Poet category. He has collaborated with Kiri Pink Knob Productions, as a performer on Poetry Overload, Sketching Hard and Vernac Ke Mao stage productions.

Soko structured and facilitated the Hip Hop Meets Literature workshop for the Jozi Book Fair for two successive years. He also facilitated at the 2016/17 Exco Strategic Meeting for the Jo’burg Market. He is the founder of WordUP Wednesday; co founder of Mpumalanga Made Me;  and co-founder of the Mpumalanga Poetry Slam League.

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