With R1000 up for grabs, the open mic list had contenders arriving as early as 06:30 on a cold winter morning, and full an hour later. The top 5 this […]
I should start off by saying that it may seem that the title of this article is aimed at only women, rest assured that it isn’t. And no, women are […]
I am nearly fifty years old, a poet and writer, and recently a lecturer at Wits University. I fell in love with poetry at a very young age through reading Alice in Wonderland, Edward Lear and other poetry which is humorous with lots of word-play. Like other South African children I learnt nursery rhymes, rude songs and clapping games…
The month of August looks like a poetry market place from here. With the Word N Sound Poetry League two months away from festival and the launch of Lesego Rampolokeng’s […]
To be a good writer or poet, I think, is to constantly apply yourself. In everything. What I’ve learnt is applying yourself in other parts of your life contribute to how you write, how you interpret things. So, apply yourself. It helps. It gives you that discipline to apply yourself even in your writing.
As the first part of the journey back into the poetry realm, I have started reading poetry again. There’s a beauty in rediscovering my love for the written poetic word… I’ve also started buying more…
The more I read, the more the random lines pop into my head at all times of the day.
The Word N Sound Live Literature Co., in partnership with Literaturwerkstatt and No Boundaries e.V. are proud to present DE x ZA, an international, inter-lyrical music and poetry exchange program between Johannesburg and Berlin. […]