The Poetry Potion Podcast is about poets and poetry. You’ll hear poets speak about their work, read their poetry, hear reviews and analysis as well as news on poetry events and books published. It is hosted by our editor, Quaz Roodt.
The Poetry Potion Podcast is broadcast on Sundays 10am-12pm SAST on ubrfm.net
Don Mattera, Veronique Jephtas, Torsten ‘Clear’ Rybka, Xabiso Vili, Yamoria, Yomi Sode, Bella Cox, Belita Andre, Kai Lossgott, Mbali Vilakazi, Natalia Molebatsi, Joshua Bennet, Kwazi Ndlangisa, Modise Sekgothe, Toni Stuart, Titilope Sonuga, Dennis Brutus
Quaz talks to poet and radio host, Torsten Clear Rybka about his new poetry and radio show Words and Melodies and the Tshwane poetry scene.
Phomolo Sekamotho, Mobility Fund, To Breathe Into Another Voice, Diana Ferrus, Sarah Baartman, Caroline Anande Ulwa (Tanzania), Poetry Relief Fund, Qabaniso Malewezi, Hear My Voice, Kyle Louw, Siphokazi Jonas, Tanya Evanson, Staceyann Chin, Hope Netshivhambe
Quaz talks to co-founder of Hear My Voice, Phomolo Sekamotho about the Poetry Relief fund web series and the direction of the fund going forward. Phomolo also shares a new poem and news about his recording work with the band He& I.
Mandisa Vundla, Sandile Dikeni, Poetry Zone ZA, Soweto Poetry Workshops, Ursula Rucker ,Titilope Sonuga, Phillippa Yaa De Villiers, Thokozani Mhlambu, Alexandra Naughton, Yomi Sode, Carl Hancock Rux, Hear My Voice, Poetry Relief Fund, Impepho Press
Quaz talks to poet and organizer Mandisa Vundla about her work as a poet and the Soweto Poetry Workshops facilitated by her organization Poetry Zone ZA.
Flow Wellington, Poetree Publications, Through the looking glass anthology, Poetry Relief Fund, Khadija Heeger, Qabaniso Malewezi, Xabiso Vili, Mutle Mothibe, Allen Dwight Callahan, Sabelo Soko, Langston Hughes, Natalia Molebatsi, Amiri Baraka, Simone Serafini, Afurakan, Leon Erasmus, Hear My Voice
Quaz talks to poet and publisher Flow Wellington about her company Poetree Publications and its advocacy for accessibility and inclusivity in the publishing sector.
Kwazi Ndlangisa, Belita André, Myesha Jenkins, Natalia Molebatsi, Serafini, Hear My Voice, Poetry Relief Fund, Sakhile Moleshe, Izithunywa Zohlanga, Kgafela Oa Magogodi, Phillippa Yaa De Villiers, Fred Wisdom, Makhafula Vilakazi, Something Soweto, Sarah Jones, Sarah Godsell
Quaz speaks to Kwazi Ndlangisa, a poet and performer based in Durban, about his new collection of poetry Collecting Self. This episode also features a collection of poems by Belita Andre.
Quaz Roodt – ‘n Bietjie van die en baie van daai
Open Mic Poems:
Belita André Showcase
Alfred Lord Tennyson, Black Kids Republic, He and I, Hear My voice, Lesego Rampolokeng, Magnum Opus, Memphis Poets, Modise Sekgothe, Poetry Relief fund, Rabbie Wrote, Toni Stuart, vangile gantsho, Vusumzi Ngxande, Yamoria
Quaz speaks to Cape Town-based poet and educator Toni Stuart about her recent collaboration with vangile gantsho and Vusumzi Ngxande titled ‘forgetting.and.memory’.
Quaz also speaks to Rabbie Wrote about the work they do at Black Kids Republic.
Quaz Roodt – Just A moment
All Things Will Die – Alfred Lord Tennyson
Magnum opus – Soulb2
Toni Stuart – There is a woman in the mountain this morning
OPEN MIC POEMS:
1. Mamolefe Molefe – Abyss
2. Benji Tshibanda – Gold and silence
3. Joy Dayi – Women
4. Donel – Untitled
5. Jack – Untitled
6. Jason De vos – Harts Begeerte
7. Psycho – Tattooed memories
POETRY MIX TRACKLIST:
1. He and I – Rains
2. Mzwake Mbuli – The Day shall dawn
3. Memphis Poets – Black Lives Matter
4. Modise Sekgothe – Solitude
5. LesegoRampolokeng – Johannesburg
Sabelo Soko, Tinashe Taferinyika, Mafika Gwala, Pick Me Up Poetry, Keitumetse Tlhako, Raya Wambui , Tanya Evanson, Rabbie Wrote, Sibusiso Ndebele, Nomfundo Khambule, Qabaniso Malewezi, Tjawangwa Dema, Napo Masheane, Thobani Mntambo
Quaz Roodt speaks to Keitumetse Tlhako a young poet, multiple slam winner, and radiologist originally from Rustenburg in the North West Province. Wanga Fosiko of Pick Me Up Poetry shares details on how to get involved in their online shows.
OPEN MIC POEMS:
Bonolo Mashego, Busi Siliga, Catherine Labiran, D’bi Young, Hear My Voice, Layla Howa, Myesha Jenkins, Natalia Molebatsi, Noluthando, Pick Me Up Poetry, Poetry Relief Fund, Quaz Roodt, Raven Aflekete, Strider, Thando Fuze, The Pharoah Express, Vangile Gantsho, Wanga Fosiko, Word N Sound, Xabiso Vili
Host Quaz speaks to Xabiso Vili, a poet based in the city of Tshwane. They cover poetry slams, the online workshops Xabiso hosts and his Word N Sound poetry league winning poem ‘A Love Poem, Because.’which he recites at the end of his interview.
For info on what Xabiso is up to, follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
Quaz Roodt – Like Water
Tereska Muishound – For Coloured Girls
Open Mic Poems:
Layla Howa – Home is...
Wanga Fosiko – Homeless...
Busi Siliga – Home is...
Noluthando – Home is...
Strider – Home is...
Bonolo Mashego – Home is...
Kwazi Ndlangisa and Modise Sekgothe - Portals of Immortals
Amiri Baraka, Belita André, Blindfold, Ewok, Fred Wisdom, Hear My Voice, iDLE, Keorapetse Kgositsile, kwame write & blood drum spirit ensemble, Mak Manaka, Mandisa Vundla, Mo’Afrika Wa Mokgathi, Modise Sekgothe, Mutle Mothibe, Paul Urbanek, Phillippa Yaa De Villiers, Poetry Relief Fund Livestream Series, Quaz Roodt, Raheem Kemet, Sabelo Soko, Sammy & Zee, Sonia Sanchez, Titilope Sonuga, Toni Stuart, Ursula Rucker, Vuyelwa Maluleke, Wazi M Kunene, Yamoria Sunsets, Zee
Host, Quaz Roodt, speaks with poet, organiser and co-founder of Hear My Voice, Mo’Afrika Wa Mokgathi about the Poetry Relief Fund Livestream Series (watch the Poetry Relief Fund videos here) and the new call for applications to the fund.
Belita André – Smoke (click on link to view the video for this poem)
Raheem Kemet – The Marriage