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Poet Muse: Myesha Jenkins (1948-2020)

(Poet, Jazz aficionado, mentor, friend) Tomorrow begins with the end of todayevery piece eaten and digestedmoments lingering on my tongue. It begins when I am satiated with nowready to give up the tediumthat hides me from living. It begins when...

Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000–2018

Our Words, Our Worlds : Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000-2018 is an anthology compiled and edited by Poet, anthropologist and writer Makhosazana Xaba. Recently launched by UKZN Press this anthology boasts views and reflections from over twenty women,...

Live Poetry Weekend Starts Tonight!

If you love and enjoy live poetry, then you are in for a treat. Remember we told you about Word N Sound announcing the Spoken Freedom Festival? Yes! Well it's here, it's on and the line up is on fire....

Poetry Is Not a Luxury: Launching at Poetry Africa

2013 has been an exciting year for Poetry Potion. We set out to publish quarterly journals with themes that writers must pick apart, interpret and produce something amazing thereafter. The first print quarterly, themed On Being Human, was launched at...

editorial: Poetry Is Not a Luxury

Did Audre know when she was writing Poetry is Not a Luxury that she’d be speaking to, about and through women like Tereska Muishond, Ayabulela Tutuse, Morula wa Kutukgolo, Mandy Mitchell, Monique Barnard, Saurell Boyers... Women for whom poetry has...