South African poetry

 
Poets’ society revolution
Poets’ society revolution
A tiny literary revolution is taking over my bookshelf.
Melancholy and light
Melancholy and light
Stephen Fraser Tennant Watson, writer and educator, born November 6 1954; died April 10 2011
Panacea for Philistines
Panacea for Philistines
The University of KwaZulu-Natal-based Centre for Creative Arts, which hosts annual dance, film, poetry and writers festivals, is increasingly...
Innovative platforms for local literature
Innovative platforms for local literature
Founded in 1994, initially as a poetry group named the Botsotso Jesters, our free-floating collective of poets, writers and visual artists soon...
Beating the odds
Beating the odds
This week poets and activists Makhosazana Xaba, Donna Smith and Ntsiki Mazwai will be in conversation with academic and writer Pumla Gqola at Xarra...
Stigmata for my father
Stigmata for my father
Lyric poetry draws heavily on memory and, as the classic form of the elegy shows, memory can be especially potent when allowed to coalesce around...
Shifting worlds, passing worlds
Shifting worlds, passing worlds
It's good to find South African poets getting out of the country and discovering new, foreign vistas. This brings something fresh to our poetry,...
The state of verse
The state of verse
In 2006, South Africa's writers drew the attention of the world. Lebo Mashile received the 2006 Noma Award for her poetry collection In a Ribbon...

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