Kwazi Ndlangisa ~ Day 29 of 21 Days. 21 Poets.

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Kwazi is a poet, writer, translator, facilitator.

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+27 73 737 8213

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#inpoetrywehope #NoSmokeWithoutAStory

a virtual World Poetry Day by impepho press, Hear My Voice, and Bridges

World Poetry Day, impepho press, virtual via zoom

If we are to be in crisis, let us at least have poetry!!!

Kim Addonizio wrote: “Writing a poem in such times may feel like fiddling while Rome burns. Yet we’re poets. Writing is what we do in the world – or part of it anyway – and as ephemeral as it might sometimes seem, the making of poems is a necessary act, one that allies itself with hope rather than despair.”

On World Poetry Day, impepho press, in collaboration with Bridges – A PanAfrican Movement and Hear My Voice are pulling together poets and poetry lovers who are deciding to align themselves with hope rather than dispair.

Join us! #inpoetrywehope #NoSmokeWithoutAStory

Poetry reading and workshop with Kathy Engel and vangile gantsho

Date: 14 January 2020
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Constitution Hill, Educational Room, Johannesburg
Cost: Free
Limited space

A collaboration between impepho press and Refilwe Nkomo

Kathy Engel is a poet who has worked for nearly forty years at the nexus between social justice movements and art/imagination. Founder of the women’s human rights group, MADRE, she has cofounded numerous other groups and projects. She is Associate Arts Professor in the Department of Art & Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

vangile gantsho is a poet, healer and co-founder of impepho press. Unapologetically a black woman, she has travelled the continent and the globe participating in literary events and festivals. gantsho is the author of two poetry collections, Undressing in front of the window (2015) and red cotton (2018). She holds an MA from the University Currently Known as Rhodes (2016), and was recently named one of Mail & Guardian’s Top Young 200 South Africans of 2018.