Oran Juice by Phillippayaa de Villiers

[tabby title="Poem"] squeezed on the taxi we leak on to the street and run down the byways sweet packed with vitamin c no glass required we're free of that transparent oppression still stuck in this itchy, sticky city [tabby title="Poet...

poet profile: Phillippa Yaa de Villiers

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers started out writing in her diary as a young kid. In an interview with Mike Alfred in the Twelve + One (Botsotso Publishing, 2014), she reveals that she would write her secret thoughts and secret letters...

100 000 Poets for Peace at Jozi House of Poetry

If we were all to jump into the air at the same time, would the force of our collective landing knock the earth off its course around the sun? on 28 September 100 000 poets around the globe will lend...

Twelve + One

Title: Twelve + One. Some Jo’burg poets: their artistic lives and poetry Edited by: Mike Alfred Publisher: Botsotso Publishing Year: 2014 Botsotso Publishing is best known for its literary journal, Botsotso as well as numerous poetry titles and the performances...