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What shall we do by Mmangwedi

[tabby title="Poem"] It's scorching as I dance isipantsula next to these robots,I have no water but as you drive by, give me two rand my brother,Look how good I dance my sister,don't shut your car windows on me white man!Give...

A POV poem about IPV by A.D. Labuschagne

[tabby title="Poem"] Everywhere, everywherebits and pieces everywherethe evidence speaks for itselfdarkness makes its dwelling there... I boarded upthe windows of my heartblacked it outthe setting suncould not shine throughnor the rising of the moondid my best not to be like...

On listening. And dreams. Poetry as an act of hope. by Vangile Gantsho

In thinking of poetry – both as a teacher and a practitioner – I am always listening for what the poem is trying to say. Listening to the music, and the ground. As a practitioner, I want to push myself...

Poet Profile: vangile gantsho

vangile gantsho is a poet, healer and co-founder of impepho press. Unapologetically a black woman, she has travelled the continent and the globe participating in literary events and festivals. gantsho is the author of two poetry collections: Undressing in front of...

HO-PE by LUNGSTAR

[tabby title="Poem"] You have held yourself emptySearched for fulfilment incessantly with confusionYour patience was engulfed by the sadness around youChild you've been burying too much yourself lately Darkness is fond of youYour efforts on a Prayer are futileSo Your words...