Poet Profile: Luleka Mhlanzi

Luleka Mhlanzi, author of Confiscated Identity is a South African published and performing poet, actress, creative writer and youth facilitator based in Pietermaritzburg. She is an agent for change and her footprint is spotted in various African youth change programs...

Dancing The Pandemic Away by Luleka Mhlanzi

[tabby title="Poem"] Dancing isn't always for joyous daysI've saved my feetFor the blue face of the skyMy head has looked upAt the rotting of the cloudsI clumsily caressed a hopeThat lost its fur at each trembling strokeThese clouds seem quite...

Much Better by Luleka Mhlanzi

[tabby title="Poem"] One morning you fed on my attentionEach time you called my nameI lost a petalYou would pick it upBlame it on my clumsinessAnd place it on my face somewhere"Much better" you would sayAt this decaying possibility [tabby title="Poet...

POETRY SEEN: 23rd Poetry Africa (7–12 October 2019)

Participating poets for the annual Poetry Africa Festival, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), which takes place in Durban from 7 to 12 October 2019, have been announced. Celebrating its 23rd edition, the festival features...