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q&a: Sihle Ntuli

Poetry Potion: What inspires you to write?  Sihle Ntuli: I became fascinated by legacies in general. I was in awe of the idea that a name can be immortalised. I chose writing as a medium because it was most true...

q&a (up&coming): Mapule Mohulatsi

Mapule burst into the Poetry Potion view at the first 2013 Word N Sound event this year. This powerful energetic, young poet is a passioned performer. She is the first 2013 Queen of the Mic in the Word N Sound...

coming up: New Poetry Potion

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Poem of the Day: I Expect More From You by Vangi Gantsho

[youtube id="DoUOmglD7Cg" width="620" height="360"]   [information]Vangi Gantsho is the founder of No Camp Chairs Poetry Picnic which takes place at the Union Buildings gardens every second Sunday of the month in Pretoria. She blogs at Vangi's Africa and was profiled in...

A Review of Poetry Potion: On Being Human // 2013.01

The world of Poetry is like the world of Jazz. There are multiple layers of nuanced existentialisms, familiar phrases, essentialist expressions and traditions within mores and cultural pros and cons. There are also parallel universes or multi-verses, literal meanings and...