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poet profile: Mphutlane wa Bofelo

Mphutlane wa Bofelo is thankfully not one of those poets for whom poetry is a trend, a phase or a branding opportunity. Truly dedicated to the craft, Bofelo has been writing poetry for years. Many respect him. A Black Conscious Sufi,...

poetry seen: TjoVitjo Bavino (complete text)

a thought in process... “Icons are essentially products of our times, and of their times, their construction is informed by their specific reaction to social and political circumstances. Such reactions though generated from a subjective place, are never private” ~Xoli...

poet profile: Vangi Gantsho

seeing the poetic landscape, through vangi-tinted glasses Vangile Gantsho has been steadily making her way into the poetry scene since the mid 2000s. Starting out in poetry circles at varsity, she has worked her way in quietly and steadily. As...

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...