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Poet Profile: Vuyokazi Ngemntu

Vuyokazi Ngemntu (alias Dejavu Tafari) has been involved in the performing arts since her high school days. Her work fuses elements of physical theatre, contemporary live performance, music and story-telling to deliver impassioned and poignant social commentary. She has performed...

2 Oceans Apart by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] (2 Oceans Apart)(2 Oceans Apart) What are thesebut words?Wordslunging,tripping,shaping,taking formWords bursting out of themselvesTo say all the thingsI would tell youdo with yougive to youifI could. What are these but wordstypedeverydayevery hourWords awaiting a responseof more wordsCounted-onto makeeach...

Ocean Blue by Azhar Amien

[tabby title="Poem"] My ocean blueHold onto youMy tired heartIs like salt in deep waterMy empty mindAnd wounded prideMy silent voiceIs like ice in a fire Across the sea stormYou call out to meThe waves scream louderAnd I am drowned by...

The lady of Spring by BL Dineo

[tabby title="Poem"] With her transient beautyshe walks graciously towards me.With every step, a touch of scent is left,so fresh, the aroma of cut grass. She paused for a moment,just to admire my bare elegance.She looked at me with those big...

Good by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] CW: mention of rape I’ve long ago stopped thinking of myself as a good.Having played lapdog to important men, acting as I should,‘Good’ was poisoned by good people who told me I was bad.What hellish flames burned for...