Maram in Murcia, Spain

Posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2016
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Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Friends, We, the band of merry minstrels, dancers and shufflers of the word before the wind of eternity, nomads searching for the horizon of the unknowable, dry drunks, low-way robbers, apprentice tricksters, would-be revolutionaries… Salute and hail you, our illustrious ancestors and ...

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diow 2016, Conversation III

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
07.05.16, 2.30pm, CONVERSATION III Even the angel of history cannot bear to look.  Angelus Novus is mono print or oil transfer method invented by and executed by Paul Klee in 1920. It is now in the collection of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. In his ninth thesis in the essay “Theses on the ...

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diow 2016, Conversation II

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
07.05.16, 12pm, CONVERSATION II Taunting that powdered death called Respectability. The history of protest in poetry and song, fighting for revolution, against politics. “At last we know that not all problems need to have solutions, because some solutions can be more disastrous than the problems ...

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diow 2016, Conversation I

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
07.05.16, 10am, CONVERSATION I Is statue smashing the armed wing of political correctness? Does destruction of the symbols from the past bind the wounds of the present, or are we tilting at windmills? A confident and secure government – and populace – does not find such symbols threatening. M ...

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Bowie – Kgositsile, 6, 5, 4 degrees of separation

Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2016
"David Bowie calls The Last Poets' record 'one of the fundamental building blocks of rap.' Asked by Vanity Fair (Nov. 2003) to list just 25 albums from his vast vinyl collection that he had to get on CD, Bowie makes the Poets’ debut his first choice." The Last Poets is the name for several grou ...

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Cancellation: M. Michel Deguy

Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2016
We regret that M. Michel Deguy has had to cancel his participation in this year's festival due to ill health. We wish him a speedy recovery. For the Poetry Reading on Saturday 7 May a slot will be dedicated to his work and translations of his work as facilitated by Prof Catherine du Toit. ...

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