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Poet Muse: Myesha Jenkins (1948-2020)

(Poet, Jazz aficionado, mentor, friend) Tomorrow begins with the end of todayevery piece eaten and digestedmoments lingering on my tongue. It begins when I am satiated with nowready to give up the tediumthat hides me from living. It begins when...

New Being by Myesha Jenkins

You are the future my friendthe promise of morning rising with the dawnYesterday is no moreSea foam on the beachthe ocean remembers the waveDo you know the land of your mother?Sing her a song of flowing rivers,through forests, under deserts,...

Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000–2018

Our Words, Our Worlds : Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018 is an anthology compiled and edited by Poet, anthropologist and writer Makhosazana Xaba. Recently launched by UKZN Press this anthology boasts views and reflections from over twenty women,...

Editorial: This way we salute you

And then, you walked out of your body. And for a moment we drifted, aimlessly Tears bashing against the hull of this new day Whose sky will we fly in now? Who will pray for us now? And then the...

Editorial: Inside This Cocoon

"Who I was is not who I am And who I am is not who I will be."  -Myesha Jenkins As poets are prone to do, Myesha Jenkins beautifully describes the process of transformation in her poem, ‘Transformation’. Change is...