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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...

On Plagiarism and Blank Pages.

plagiarism noun  pla·gia·rism  \ ˈplā-jə-ˌri-zəm also -jē-ə- \ Definition : an act of copying the ideas or words of another person without giving credit to that person -Merriam Webster Dictionary You saw the definition right? Don’t be that guy. Please. Plagiarism in the poetry world is nothing...

Essay: ¾ Of an ounce by Mutle Mothibe

Humans can at times mimic planets drifting seemingly aimlessly through vast space. Space, where it’s difficult to judge where the centre is from the periphery or where the vertical is from the horizontal. The drift is a supposed ripple effect...

Poetry as Praxis in a Hurting World by Charl Landsberg

Okay, first off we should get the horrible words out of the way. As with prose, so too with poetry, verbosity tends to weigh down language, and often not to anyone’s credit. So what do I mean by praxis? Praxis...

Essay: A calling by Dr Thandokuhle Mngqibisa

A friend once told me that someone will tell me I will need to thwasa. I should not believe them. They will misinterpret a different kind of calling for ubizo. I held that under my tongue, always. And then someone...