poet profile: Mphutlane wa Bofelo

Mphutlane wa Bofelo is thankfully not one of those poets for whom poetry is a trend, a phase or a branding opportunity. Truly dedicated to the craft, Bofelo has been writing poetry for years. Many respect him. A Black Conscious Sufi,...

poetry seen: TjoVitjo Bavino (complete text)

a thought in process... “Icons are essentially products of our times, and of their times, their construction is informed by their specific reaction to social and political circumstances. Such reactions though generated from a subjective place, are never private” ~Xoli...

writer’s block: Imagery

imagery (noun): visually descriptive or figurative language, esp. in a literary work. Imagery is using vivid and descriptive language in order to elevate the work. When used properly, it can transport the reader or listener into the poem and make...

coming up: New Poetry Potion

print quarterly number two! with Mphutlane wa Bofelo, Praat Poetry Festival, poetry, writer's block and poetry seen... get the print edition for R50 | digital edition for R25 pre-order here > [email protected]

Call for Submissions: Every Generation

This is a call for the second print quarterly of Poetry Potion. In his essay, On National Culture (Wretched of the Earth , 2001 ed), Frantz Fanon examines national culture as affected by colonialism and the revolution. Out of this...