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Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

Hello Weekender

I went to a fascinating poetry evening hosted in conjunction with The Weekender and the Wits School of Literature and Language Studies a while back. Rehana Rossouw kindly encouraged me to write up the event and here it is.

The sad part of the story is that the memory card in my camera had a meltdown and I lost all my photos and video – the latter was intended for the next issue of Poetry International and would have conveyed the remarkable nature of the poetry.

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August Bounty: Book Launch, Wigleaf and an Interview with Karabo Kgoleng

looking-over-my-shoulder.jpgAugust has been kind, starting with the launch of View from an Escalator at the Jozi Spoken Word Festival which was very well attended. Launching a book is always a turning point and the sense of completion that ensues was, once again, a terrific relief.

I really like this photo because it shows who’s looking over my shoulder. The muses that emerged in this artwork that formed the backdrop of the reading sure have teeth – somehow that encourages me.

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Book Launch: View from an Escalator and Botsotso 15

View from an EscalatorBotsotso15 Botsotso Publishing invites you to the launch of two new titles, View from an Escalator, my first collection of poetry, and Botsotso 15, the Botsotso collective’s latest digest of fiction, poetry and essays.

This joint launch is part of the Jozi Spoken Word Festival 2008. View is my second book: 100 Papers, a collection of prose poems and flash fiction, was launched at the Cape Town Book Fair in June.

I look forward to seeing everyone there.

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