vangile gantsho included in an anthology of protest poetry

In Years of Fire and Ash: South African Poems of Decolonisation, more than 50 years of protest poetry are gathered in a single volume, bringing together some of the most remarkable and thought-provoking poems that have emerged from struggle.

https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/books/fiction/2021-03-15-50-years-of-powerful-protest-poetry/

Yesterdays and Imagining Realities

Yesterdays and Imagining Realities cover

New poetry anthology remembers the past and dreams the future through voices of young poets
11 March 2021 – 14:10
By Christine Skinner

‘Yesterdays and Imagining Realities’ features work from 26 young local poets.

A new anthology of poetry honours stories from the past and projects hopes for the future through the eyes and voices of 26 young SA poets.

Yesterdays and Imagining Realities: An Anthology of South African Poetry is produced through the continued poetry partnership between the French Institute of SA (IFAS) and impepho press with the support of Total SA.

Source: https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/books/news/2021-03-11-new-poetry-anthology-remembers-the-past-and-dreams-the-future-through-voices-of-young-poets/

Go to impepho press’ page for Yesterdays and Imagining Realities:
An Anthology of South African Poetry

The New Contrast National Poetry Prize Shortlist announced for 2021

@new_contrast poetry prize

Betony Adams: INGRID AND THE SEA

Connor Cogill: CONTINENT WITHOUT A NAME

Stephen Devereux: 2020

Stephen Devereux: A SIMPLE REQUEST

Michael Fridjhon: AN OLD MATADOR COUNSELS A YOUNG TOREADOR AGAINST REMAINING IN THE PROFESSION

Meshalini Govender: “FROM WHERE? 

Busisiwe Mahlangu (@busimahlangu) : I WEAR MOTHER’S BONES

Nedine Moonsamy: CANCER HAS A COLOUR

David Schmidt: DOOR OF NO RETURN

Melissa Sussens: A NEW VETERINARIAN SPENDS A COMPULSORY YEAR WORKING AT A SLAUGHTERHOUSE

 S/O to the jidges: Saaleha Idrees Bamjee, Uhuru Portia Phalafala, Meg Vandermerwe.

ICYMI

impepho press brought you so many beautiful poems this year. this is how we continue to survive this time of breathlessness… through poetry

#InPoetryWeHope a Virtual World Poetry Day

Women of Words Festival (day 1)

Women of Words Festival (day 2)

And don’t forget to check out our Youtube page  for the 21 Days 21 Poets (make that over 40 poets) Lockdown companion…Yep! 

Stay Safe! 
#InPoetryWeHope
#NoSmokeWithoutAStory

Sarah Godsell at Poetry Africa!

#PoetryAfrica2020 #MeetThePoets

Sarah Godsell (@sdgodsell) is a historian, poet, healer, mother, and activist.. She lectures History at the Wits School of Education, where she is privileged to work with the next generations of brilliant students who will be South Africa’s teachers. She obtained her PhD in History in 2015 from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has two volumes of poetry published: Seaweed Sky (2016) by Poetree Publications, and Liquid Bones (2018) by impepho press. She is co-chair of the Wits School of Education transformation committee, and co-champion of the WSoE decolonisation research garden. She believes in collectively building a better world, and though often pulled down, constantly chooses up.

Catch her on Wednesday the 14th of Oct 2020 – 7pm at this year’s 24th edition of Poetry Africa.

#poetryafrica2020 #poetry4socialchange

Busisiwe Mahlangu on BBC!

Busisiwe Mahlangu says:

It’s so crazy that last night I was “performing” in London! On BBC even!!

My reading was prerecorded. I was listening to myself in disbelief that my voice is playing from a studio somewhere in the UK. Like, I am in Mamelodi but also in a way I was in London 😭

Thank you so much to Salma for inviting me to her show. This brings back memories of Lagos when we met at Lipfest last year ❤