press release: Praat Poetry Festival

Nelson Mandela Bay hosts its first ever poetry festival - Praat, a multi-lingual poetry festival, is bringing the best in the local poetry scene as well as well known national poets to Port Elizabeth. The two-day programme includes: Unathi “darkblood” Slasha,...

BloomPoetry - Icebound

BloomPoetry on the rise

BloomPoetry Movement (BPM), founded by Icebound, is an association with a strong vision of bringing together all Free State spoken-word practitioners, literature activists, writers and poets under one umbrella. [caption id="attachment_3641" align="alignright" width="173"] Ntate Thabo amazes audience with a Sesotho...

Poem of the Day: I Expect More From You by Vangi Gantsho

[youtube id="DoUOmglD7Cg" width="620" height="360"]   [information]Vangi Gantsho is the founder of No Camp Chairs Poetry Picnic which takes place at the Union Buildings gardens every second Sunday of the month in Pretoria. She blogs at Vangi's Africa and was profiled in...

A Review of Poetry Potion: On Being Human // 2013.01

The world of Poetry is like the world of Jazz. There are multiple layers of nuanced existentialisms, familiar phrases, essentialist expressions and traditions within mores and cultural pros and cons. There are also parallel universes or multi-verses, literal meanings and...

spirits of tembisa by Grace Nkosi

[tabby title="Poem"] writing prompt... Spirits of Tembisa by Moses Molelekwa grace in our non-whiteness, separated by racial segregation from the mightier and lighter coloured you were formed our kasie, elokishini the place of hope, etembisa your hope fueling our need...