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poetry seen: Poetry Africa Schools Poetry Prize

Poetry Africa is probably the best poetry festival on this continent (I'm pretty sure, this is my opinion). Alongside their great annual line-up of established and up&coming poets, Poetry Africa always gives space for budding poets by running the annual...

The Mind’s Eye by Chad Brevis

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]I close my eyes to open up a world where ethereal winds blow and smoke unfurls to create perfect clarity of a black and white landscape that takes shape in this formless void of an...

Death Undeviating by Fasaha Mshairi

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]We die not the same death But death mortal rests in, Hearts attack, Minds stop working in a sense that living is of nonsense to some, Death beds cuddlesome, While some die handsome, The very...

The Entitled Song by Charl Landsberg

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]My scars remain, the wounds the same And rolled together with my shame Already broken, lost, and lame And then you sauntered by Your joke, expense had at my name Your voice to damn mine...

Parting at the backdoor by Mariella Rossi

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]They falter there Turn askew For shame Past your face to the tips of your shoes They leave the rest of you for shadow The illuminated edge of your packed bag The only proof at...