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Ocean by Xitha Makgeta

[tabby title="Poem"] "And the ocean found peace"After I drank all its waterthe ocean is in me.I'm home to shipwrecksI speak rolling wavesSlave ships capsized in my throatI grow a garden of bones in my gut I was once a lover...

To Breathe Into Another Voice: A South African anthology of jazz poetry

To Breathe Into Another Voice was recently launched at The Orbit Jazz club. This is an anthology of jazz poetry compiled and edited by avid Jazz lover and poet Myesha Jenkins. Published by Real African Publishers, the anthology explores jazz...

Children of the Night by Xitha Makgeta

[tabby title="Poem"] Until wombs die and wrinkles grow deep on their faces they’ll remain, children of the night, consuming flames till gentle smoke swirls from their lips, every time they breathe they’ll wear dreams in coded languages they’ll fail to...