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

Bodies Under Siege with vangile gantsho at Hear My Voice

Stream for free here at 5pm today:

https://bokmassan.se/programs/joburg-literature-special-hear-my-voice/

or here: https://bokmassan.se/programs/bodies-under-siege-spoken-word-musik-fran-sydafrika

This is one for the history books.

Thank you so much to the following entities for making this production possible Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria, Olof Palme International Center, The South African State Theatre, Ramus, National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC), Rum för poesi på Bokmässan Play, Bokmässan Göteborg

Source: Hear My Voice