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Muse, Father by Mapule Mohulatsi

[tabby title="Poem"] Beautiful beast; ancient creature, father of the ancient stars which incessantly keep the sky subject to your divine intellect. Wombs have been sacrificed for centuries to titillate your divine perspective. Virgins holy in their promises are never enough...

Butterfly Burning by Mapule Mohulatsi

[tabby title="Poem"]I am a butterfly burning.My wings are strangely stitched, tattered at the corners and hard to breatheMy weight is of a flying feather fluttering to be painted in landscapes.Burning,Wounded.A butterfly burning in the bloodied heat of a collectors bloodied...

A Solitude of Sayings by Mapule Mohulatsi

[tabby title="Poem"] A solitude of sayings followed by caves Ancient with history and silenced bees for the sake of sweet nothings and battered lungs Fangs and blood forsaken drums A shakin' mantra Sayings by deities; Godliness in celetial rites in...

3rd Annual Word N Sound Festival

Word N Sound has single-handedly brought back some energy and cool factor to the young poetry seen of Johannesburg. And what's awesome is that they don't just have regional ambitions. After breaking out in Cape Town on Tuesday and running...

poetry seen: events (updated)

Friday | 29 November Aptly named “Poetry Is” the evening show will feature the talents of Natalia Molebatsi, Mutle Mothibe, Nova Masango amongst others with a musical showcase by Bongeziwe Mabandla. Doors open at 18:30. Admission is R100. Saturday |...