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Poets venture where no coward dares.

“I feel the only thing you can do about life is to preserve it, by art if you're an artist, by children if you're not.”― Philip Larkin Poetry becomes many different things to many different people at many different times in...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: POETRY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

STAND FOUNDATION, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CENTRE FOR CREATIVE ARTS AND THE FOUNDATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS The University of KwaZulu Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) presents the 24th edition of the Time of the Writer International Festival hosted virtually...

What Does Not Sink: Siphokazi Jonas speaks to a country in search of hope

Instead of a Praise singer, which has become something of a tradition, poet-playwright and actress Siphokazi Jonas was tasked with reciting her bespoke poem What does not sink ahead of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address....

POETRY SEEN: Poetry Indaba (Cape Town)

Wrestling Dawn kindly invites you to a Poetry Indaba to be convened at the Artscape Resource Centre. Themed 'How can we build Cape Town's Poetry scene', the indaba seeks to start conversations and uncover innovative and constructive means of developing...

Whose Laureate is it anyway?

The announcement of Prof Mongane Wally Serote as South Africa’s 3rd Poet Laureate has drawn a weird mixture of both praise and ire from poets and some in the literary world. To say the decision to have Ntate Serote as...