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.
We started the year on an amazing note, at the Market Theatre Lab. Congratulations to all the winners for 2017’s WNS Awards.
Being a newsreader I find it so easy to read past the tragic stories but during this particular session I remember coming to the realisation that, “hey…there are actual people behind these headlines”.
Of course there is no such thing as a “Perfect Poem” but it doesn’t hurt to honour poems that come pretty close.
The digital nature of the era we are in, demands that multimedia be the norm. But this should be used wisely.
My showcase was a meditation of sorts; designed to entrench faith and hope so deep inside, that the audience walks away with a deep sense of hope and faith in their respective troubling situations.
Through the amazing support I received from my wife, I’ve been able to make my dream of becoming a full-time poet possible.