Raising Black Pepper by INWI

[tabby title="Poem"] So quiet are the voices ringing at the back of our throatsCoiling  like forgotten ancestral prayers,Like forgotten songs.The sin of their fathers raises mountains under our hued skin,a landscape of black mountains weeping.The memory of the sun is...

I Am a Poet: A South African Poetry Documentary by Ikaye Masisi

The inspiration behind the doccie was to begin a journey of documenting the soul, energy and spirit of poetry in these contemporary times. I was curious, and still am, about the beautiful madness inherent in audiences being moved by the...

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 )...

POET PROFILE: Tumelo Mtimkhulu

TUMELO MTIMKHULU is a South African writer, poet and visual artist born in Germiston, Johannesburg on the 29th of May 2001. He is currently studying towards a degree in Visual Art at the University of Johannesburg. He started performing poetry...

#WNSDigitalSlam: Registration opens soon!

We had an exciting start to Season 2 of the #WNSDigitalSlam with 18 poets from South Africa, Sweden, Barbados, Botswana and Germany completing for the throne. The audience votes proved to be true game-changers place Soetry in the No 1...