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The Poetry Potion Podcast

the Poetry Potion Podcast

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

Episode 9

Black Letter Media · Poetry Potion Podcast Episode 9

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

FEATURED POEMS:

  1. Dis mos die basics by Quaz Roodt
  2. This Child by Dr Don Matterra
  3. Dear Mr President by Veronique Jephtas

 

OPEN MIC

  1. The Morning After by Xabiso Vili
  2. The rupture by Yamoria Sunsets
  3. Johnny Just Come by Yomi Sode
  4. Lethabo(Joy) by Torsten ‘Clear’ Rybka
  5. Salt Water by Bella Cox
  6. The body by Belita Andre

  1. Enough by Kai Lossgott and Mbali Vilakazi.
  2. Jimi by Natalia Molebatsi
  3. Portals Of Immortals by Kwazi Ndlangisa and Modise Sekgothe
  4. Balaenoptera by Joshua Bennett
  5. There is a woman in the mountain. This morning by Toni Stuart
  6. Teach you how to Swim by Titilope Sonuga
  7. Sequence for South Africa (Sharpeville) by Dennis Brutus

Episode 8

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

Featured Poems:

  1. Quaz Roodt – Swing In D Minor
  2. Diane Ferrus – I Have Come to Take You Home
  3. Caroline Anande Ulwa (Tanzania) – Say The Truth
  4. He&I – Rains

 

Open Mic

  1. Tumelo Khoza – Warcry
  2. Lyric – In Persuit Of Colour
  3. Bambi Dipu – Orange
  4. Layla Howa – BLM
  5. Donel – untitled
  6. Phumeza – untitled

  1. Poetry Potion Podcast Poetry mix Tracklist
  2. Kyle Louw Siphokazi Jonas – Books Not Bullets (#Feesmustfall)
  3. Tanya Evanson – Invisible World
  4. Qabaniso Malewezi – This Land
  5. Staceyann Chin – Crossfire
  6. Hope Netshivhambe – Maskitane Na Thabelo

Episode 7

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 

Featured Poems:

  1. Methods And Cycles by Quaz Roodt
  2. A Love Poem For My Country by Sandile Dikeni
  3. Taglines by Mandisa Vundla

 

Open Mic

  1. Lundelo Mabaso – We Pray
  2. Thato K – Yours
  3. Sheldon Abrahams – Drenched
  4. Wanga Fosiko – Heights
  5. Fumo Chabalala – Strangeness and Charm

  1. Ursula Rucker – Supa Sista
  2. Titilope Sonuga – Creation Story
  3. Phillippa Yaa Deviliers and Thokozani Mhlambu – Faithful As A Shadow
  4. Alexandra Naughton – Wish You Never
  5. Burying Me –William James Jackson
  6. Yomi Sode – untitled
  7. Carl Hancock Rux – Miguel

Episode 6

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

Featured Poems:

  1. Who Will Pray For Us by Quaz Roodt
  2. I Come From by Khadija Heeger
  3. Nature Vs Nature by Mutle Mothibe
  4. People by Qabaniso Malewezi
  5. On Black Joy Xabiso Vili

 

Open Mic

  1. Nomfundo Khambule – With Black Lives Matter
  2. Faswillah Nattabi – Black
  3. Busisiwe Mahlangu – Rainbows
  4. Thando – Home
  5. Tariro Chakwakwama – Fairytales
  6. Fadazi Mutare – These Walls
  7. Belita Andre – Stargazing

  1. Allen Dwight Callahan – The Weary Blues (a poem by Langston Hughes)
  2. Natalia Molebatsi & Simone Serafini – Summer At Your Feet
  3. Afurakan Dubmasta, Hannes Teichmann, Leon Erasmus – 10 Henry Nxumalo Street
  4. Sabelo Soko – Umkhonda
  5. Amiri Baraka – Zoodoo

Episode 5

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 Roodt – ‘n Bietjie van die en baie van daai

Featured Poems:

  1. Myesha Jenkins – Another Man
  2. Natalia Molebatsi & Serafini – Trying

 

Open Mic Poems:

  1. Bambi Dipu - My lord has come
  2. Asanda Nkosi - Love conquers all
  3. Tumelo Khoza - Dear South Africa
  4. Maria Rafael - untitled
  5. Jason De vos - die lewe

Belita André Showcase

  1. Element
  2. A cold start
  3. Fur
  4. Stolen Trees
  5. Tears Jar
  6. The Bathroom
  7. The Drummer
  8. The red head

  1. Naga (The Land) by Sakhile Moleshe Izithunywa Zohlanga, Kgafela Oa Magogodi
  2. Bantu Bahle... by Phillippa Yaa De Villiers & Fred Wisdom Jazz guitar
  3. Glen Dhlamini by Makhafula Vilakazi & Something Soweto
  4. Your Revolution by Sarah Jones & DJ Vadim
  5. To our 17-year-old by Sarah Godsell

Episode 4

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

POEMS:
Quaz Roodt – Just A moment
All Things Will Die – Alfred Lord Tennyson

 

FEATURED POEMS:
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

Episode 3

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

  1. Beware – Quaz Roodt
  2. Tinashe Tafirenyika – Sarah Baartman
  3. Sabelo Soko – Amalunde
  4. Keitumetse Tlhako – Shrinking
  5. Mafika Gwala – The Children of Nonti

OPEN MIC POEMS:

  1. Bambi Dipu – Other Worldly
  2. Fadzai Mutare – I have to taste this fruit.
  3. Jason De vos – Afskeid
  4. Faswillah Nattabi – Body of Night
  5. Fumo – Truth and Beauty
  6. Maria Rafael – My African Mother’s pride
  7. Lungstar  Khalanga a poet dies
  8. Tariro Chakwakwama – Lingo

  1. Raya Wambui – Covid 19 – Nairobi chapter
  2. Tanya Evanson – Re-Move
  3. Rabbie Wrote & Sibusiso Ndebele – Gentle Star (Music by Exit Strategy – Hidden love)
  4. Nomfundo Khambule – Walk with me
  5. Qabaniso Malewezi – People
  6. Dreams – Tjawangwa Dema Studio Revolt
  7. Napo Masheane – Untitled
  8. Thobani Mntambo – Ellipsis

Episode 2

Bonolo Mashego, Busi Siliga, Catherine Labiran, D’bi Young, Hear My Voice, Layla Howa, Myesha JenkinsNatalia Molebatsi, Noluthando, Pick Me Up Poetry, Poetry Relief FundQuaz RoodtRaven Aflekete, Strider, Thando FuzeThe Pharoah ExpressVangile Gantsho, Wanga Fosiko, Word N SoundXabiso Vili

Quaz RoodtLike Water
Tereska MuishoundFor Coloured Girls

Open Mic Poems:
Layla Howa – Home is...
Wanga FosikoHomeless...
Busi Siliga – Home is...
Noluthando – Home is...
Strider – Home is...
Bonolo Mashego – Home is...

POETRY COLLABORATION
Kwazi Ndlangisa and Modise Sekgothe - Portals of Immortals

  1. Thando Fuze – The night I became the fire
  2. Myesha JenkinsBeing a woman
  3. Vangile Gantshosmall girl
  4. Xabiso ViliVan Goghs Ear
  5. Catherine LabiranQuestions
  6. D’bi Young – River
  7. Raven AfleketeManifesto
  8. Natalia MolebatsiAfter the war
  9. The Pharoah Express feat Quaz RoodtApology Not Accepted

Episode 1

Amiri BarakaBelita André, Blindfold, Ewok, Fred Wisdom, Hear My VoiceiDLEKeorapetse Kgositsile, kwame write & blood drum spirit ensemble, Mak ManakaMandisa VundlaMo’Afrika Wa MokgathiModise SekgotheMutle Mothibe, Paul Urbanek, Phillippa Yaa De VilliersPoetry Relief Fund Livestream SeriesQuaz Roodt, Raheem Kemet, Sabelo Soko, Sammy & Zee, Sonia Sanchez, Titilope SonugaToni StuartUrsula RuckerVuyelwa MalulekeWazi M KuneneYamoria Sunsets, Zee

Belita AndréSmoke (click on link to view the video for this poem)
Raheem Kemet – The Marriage

  1. Keorapetse Kgositsile at poesiefestival berlin 2009 – Anguish longer than sorrow
  2. Phillippa Yaa De Villiers (Poet). Fred Wisdom (Jazz guitar) – The Quiet Conversation
  3. Sammy & Zee – Catline Rip
  4. Amiri Baraka & Paul Urbanek – Jazz and Poetry
  5. Wazi M KuneneEvery Girl
  6. Ursula Rucker feat. Sonia Sanchez – Humbled
  7. Mutle Mothibe meets Justin.
  8. iDLENkine
  9. Titilope SonugaTwo Tell the Water
  10. Sabelo SokoEziko LamaPhuPho
  11. Zee – Yeoville
  12. Vuyelwa Malulekeuntitled
  13. Mandisa VundlaFor Gogo Esther Mahlangu
  14. Blindfold – When I Was Little
  15. EwokPimp My Poetry
  16. Yamoria SunsetsThe rupture
  17. Modise SekgotheSolitude
  18. Mak ManakaHome
  19. kwame write & blood drum spirit ensemble – ghanamanisms
  20. Toni StuartMa Ek Ko Huis
  21. Phillippa Yaa De Villiers (Poet). Fred Wisdom (Jazz guitar) – The Rain Children

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