Poetry

International line-up announced for 2019 Poetry Africa Festival in Durban

The 23rd Poetry Africa Festival will take place in Durban from 7 – 12 October 2019.

2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award shortlist announced!

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award.

Don’t miss a book discussion of Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets at Wits (27 Aug)

WiSER, the Governing Intimacies project and UKZN Press invite you to a book discussion of Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Women Poets, 2000–2018, edited by Makhosazana Xaba.

Don’t miss bestselling author Iain S Thomas reading from his new collection, Every Word You Cannot Say, at The Book Lounge (31 July)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to join the internationally acclaimed author Iain S Thomas in Cape Town on 31 July, where he will be reading select excerpts from his new book, Every Word You Cannot Say.

Don’t miss the launch of Malawian storyteller Upile Chisala’s book Soft Magic at Exclusive Books Sandton City (10 July)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the launch of Soft Magic by Upile Chisala.

2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award longlist announced!

Announcing the longlisted poems for the 2019 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award & Anthology

Don’t miss the launch of Soft Magic, the debut collection of prose and poetry from Malawian writer Upile Chisala, at The Book Lounge (30 May)

Soft Magic is the debut collection of prose and poetry by Malawian writer, Upile Chisala. This book explores the self, joy, blackness, gender, matters of the heart, the experience of Diaspora, spirituality and most of all, how we survive. Soft Magic is a shared healing journey.

Stories from the Space Between, by Warren J Banks

A collection of poetry – and one longer prose piece – by a new South African writer (April 2019).

Call for entries for the 2019 Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award and Anthology

The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) is pleased to announce that submissions for the ninth annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology will be open from 5 to 31 March 2019.

Think out of the box this Valentine’s Day and surprise your sweetheart with the hilarious new anthology Love Poems for Married People

Written with brilliant wit, sharp observation and a big dose of reality, Love Poems for Married People takes the poetic form, turns it upside down and leaves it in the dishwasher to dry.

Kyle Allan appointed editor of poetry journal New Coin

Well-known KwaZulu-Natal poet Kyle Allan will edit the poetry journal New Coin from January 2019.

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.