Poetry

A new edition of The New Century of South African Poetry, edited by Michael Chapman

This new edition of The New Century of South African Poetry now includes 125 new poems, with the addition of a fifth section covering works produced by poets who have made their mark since the early 2000s.

‘A modern day Byron for the Instagram generation’ – presenting The Dark Between Stars, the new book by poetry sensation Atticus

From the internationally bestselling author of Love Her Wild comes The Dark Between Stars, a new illustrated collection of heartfelt, whimsical and romantic poems from Instagram poetry sensation, Atticus.

Editor needed for New Coin poetry journal

New Coin, one of South Africa’s most established and influential poetry journals, is looking for a new editor to begin work in January 2019 (first issue: June 2019).

When Women are Train Stations by Dimakatso Sedite

I knew a man who had a woman at every station;
each drenched in the perfume of her township,
oozing with the warmth of the bosoms and blankets
of their grandmothers.

Don’t miss a poetry evening and launch of The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology at the Soweto Theatre

Jacana Media and the European Union are proud to bring you The Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology Vol. VIII.

2018 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award shortlist announced, including poetry in isiZulu and Tshivenda

The shortlist for the 2018 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award has been announced!

Announcing the longlisted poems for the 2018 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) is delighted to announce that the work of 63 poets has been selected for publication in the 8th annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology.

Calling all poets: Submissions are open for the 2018 Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award and Anthology

Submissions for the 8th annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology are now open!

Poetry Potion 13 cover revealed

Poetry Potion is an online poetry journal that goes into print once ever quarter.

Join Koleka Putuma to celebrate Collective Amnesia’s one-year anniversary at The Book Lounge

we are going to have wine, read from the book, sign the book, celebrate the book. It has changed my life & I couldn’t have done it without you.

If you are in CPT come through.

Collective Amnesia Merchandise & Copies of the Books will be on sale!

The Book Lounge launch of Secret Keeper, Kerry Hammerton’s third collection of poetry

The Book Lounge and Modjaji Books are delighted to invite you to the launch of Kerry Hammerton’s third collection of poetry, Secret Keeper. Finuala Dowling will be in conversation with Kerry, who will also read from her collection.

Don’t miss the Kalk Bay launch of Messages from the Bees by Robin Winckel-Mellish

Kalk Bay Books and Modjaji Books are delighted to invite you to the launch of Robin Winckel-Mellish’s second collection of poems Messages from the Bees. Christine Coates will introduce Robin, who will also read from her collection.

Keorapetse Kgositsile’s Homesoil in My Blood – a selection from his life’s work – out soon from Xarra Books

A new book of poetry by Keorapetse Kgositsile will be out soon from Xarra Books. The book, titled Homesoil in My Blood: …

Poetry publishers and self-published poets invited to enter the 2018 Ingrid Jonker Prize

THE 2018 INGRID JONKER PRIZE FOR ENGLISH POETRY This is a call for submissions for the Ingrid Jonker Prize 2018. Publishers or …

For the first time a Sepedi poem wins the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award

Moses Seletisha’s Sepedi poem ‘Mahlalerwa’ has won the 2017 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award – the first time a poem in a language other than English has won the prize.

3 poets shortlisted for 2017 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology

The three poets shortlisted for this year’s Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology have been announced.

AVBOB funeral services establishes competition for poetry in all official South African languages

It may seem like an unlikely combination, but historically poetry and funerals have a close connection.

2017 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for all South Africa’s official languages – longlist announced

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the 63 poets who have been selected for publication in the 7th annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology.

She tells it like it is, and some don’t want to hear it – USA Today features Koleka Putuma

South Africa’s new generation of slam poets, with Koleka Putuma the ‘leading light’, has been featured by Alexa Cole for USA Today.

Call for entries: The 2017 Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award & Anthology

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced that submissions for the seventh annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology will be open from 1 to 16 July 2017!