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The Word N Sound Live Literature Movement is one that could not happen without the undeniable force of the poets who’ve rocked our stage and the loyal audiences who’ve shown love.

Our formula for the Poetry League has been simple: Challenge young writers to compete against each other, and themselves, every month, and see what happens.

The result has been witnessing incredible, hardworking emerging voices come together, raise the bar of performance poetry, and begin to reshape the contemporary literary canon.

Nine years later, fam, and we’re still here!

We’re excited to launch the 9th season of the Poetry League monthly slams with the annual Word N Sound Awards.

What the poetry community has done over the years, is say: we’re here and we’re coming for every damn thing. The Word N Sound Awards is our way of saying: we salute you.

Join us on Saturday 2 February 2019 as we honour excellence in our craft, with the following awards:

  • Poetry League Champion
  • Best Newcomer
  • Poet of the Year
  • Perfect Poem
  • Best Showcase
  • Athol Williams Award
  • Innovation in Poetry
  • Word N Sound Honours

 

PAST AWARD WINNERS

wnsPoet of the Year: Kori Strange
Best Newcomer: Siyabonga Tim
Best Showcase: Rabbie Wrote
Perfect Poem: Kwelamathongo by Kwazi Ndlangisa
Innovation In Poetry: Kolela Putuma
Poetry League Champion: Tshepo Molefe
Word N Sound Honours: Natalia Molebatsi and Lebo Mashile
Athol Williams Award: Lukhanyo Hlongwane
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slide2Poet of the Year: Kori Strange
Best Newcomer:
 Zizipho Bam
Best Showcase: Zewande Bhengu
Perfect Poem: Zewande Bhengu
Innovation In Poetry: Modise Sekgothe
Poetry League Champion: Bella Cox
Word N Sound Honours: Abanti Book Festival and Napo Masheane
Athol Williams Award: NazFloe
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Poet of the Year: Xabiso Vili
Best Newcomer: Thobani Mntambo
Best Showcase: Zewande Bhengu
Perfect Poem: Zulu Helios by Modise Sekgothe
Innovation In Poetry: Modise Sekgothe
Poetry League Champion: Vuyelwa Maluleke
Word N Sound Honours: Mandi Vundla, Allen Horwitz and Zamantungwa Mabaso
Athol Williams Award:  Southern Comfort
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Poet of the Year: Xabiso Vili
Best Newcomer: Zewande Bhengu
Best Showcase: Modise Sekgothe
Perfect Poem: CD4 Count by Zewande Bhengu
Poetry League Champion: Thando Bhuthelezi
Word N Sound Honours: Tom Porter – British Council
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Poetry League Champion: Mandi Poefficient Vundla
Poet of the Year: Kaelow No Life Cords
Best Newcomer: Apiwe Mjambane
Best Showcase: Modise Sekgothe
Perfect Poem: Manufacturing Kings by Elysium Garcia
Word N Sound Honours: Xavi Black
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Poet of the Year: Mandi Poefficient Vundla
Best Newcomer: Kaelow No Life Cords
Best Showcase: KB Kilobyte aka The Spartan
Perfect Poem: KingNova – The House That We Built
Word N Sound Honours: Myesha Jenkins
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