From Dakar, Senegal

Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2016
From slam poet Diamil, Moustapha Ciss, who alongside Vendredi Slam partner, Jabir, participated in dancing in other words 2014, this contribution to diow 2016: VICTIMES Cent cinquante millions de la population mondiale Cinquante mille dans les rues du Sénégal Nous avons tous la même mère ...

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Honorary doctorate for James Matthews

Posted on Monday, April 4th, 2016
Rhodes University in Grahamstown has recently awarded poet James Matthews an honorary doctorate. Yazeed Kamaldien writes... In an interview with Weekend Argus, Matthews, said he was not “flippant” about his awards from universities, governments and others. But he wanted to see anti-aparth ...

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Efe Paul Azino

Posted on Monday, April 4th, 2016
Lost by Efe Paul Azino ...

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flags

Posted on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

from Bill, a poem and a smile

Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2016
Your smile your smile could get a job in a circus as an acrobat Dear Dominique, Breyten, Marí wishing you an even more wonderful DIOW this May. I'll be eagerly observing your word-dancing, wine-drinking and travels from up here in the other hemisphere, with much nostalgia. With fondest w ...

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On Deguy, Derrida. And Plato.

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016
the idea of a voiceless verse is exactly the kind of conundrum that philosophy is designed to address; the inherent paradox reaching back toward Plato’s preference for reason over emotion, precisely the problem that Deguy’s work seeks to explore. The problem for the translator of his poetry, the ...

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Congrats Neo Muyanga!

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016
A 2016 winner of the Inaugural National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences Award. The Award was announced at an event in Johannesburg on Wednesday 30 March. Source. ...

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Freedom on World Poetry Day

Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
A poem by Kereopatse Kgositsile, South African poet laureate and guest at the upcoming Spier Poetry Festival, dancing in other words. This is shared courtesy of the poet and of PEN South Africa who shared the poem on social media in celebration of Freedom Day in South Africa on 21 March.  21 March ...

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festival memories

Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
My memories of the festival are radiant. It was one of the most beautiful weeks of my life and I will never forget it. Carolyn Forché, USA (right), seen here with Antjie Krog, Breyten Breytenbach and Joachim Sartorius. ...

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i will never tire of hoping

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2016
I will never tire of hoping Madame Maram Al Masri, Syrian poet & 2016 festival participant For nearly five years, I have lived according to the rhythm of exile and death in my first homeland, Syria. For nearly five years, I have repeated that we live in the same house: if a room catche ...

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Hommage Hans van de Waarsenburg

Posted on Sunday, March 20th, 2016
On Sunday 10 April 2016, the Eva Tas Foundation will honour poet Hans van de Waarsenburg with the presentation of an overview of his work, titled Een rijbroek uit Canada. ...

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What you should know to be a poet – Gary Snyder

Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
all you can know about animals as persons. the names of trees and flowers and weeds. the names of stars and the movements of planets and the moon. your own six senses, with a watchful elegant mind. at least one kind of traditional magic: divination, astrology, the book of changes, the ta ...

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I’m looking forward, young brother!

Posted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
To Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile Cape Town, 8 March 2016 Dear Bra Willy, The South-Easter died down and the stars came through just now - burning and fresh - and the Cape is all of a sudden alive with the beauty of living again. It must be because of the great news Mari passed along a few minut ...

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sightings of beauty

Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2016
Letter from Petra Muller to Bill Dodd, 2015. Bill Dodd ...

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anthologies

Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2016
mini anthologies, dancing in other words 2013 and 2014. beautiful souvenir collections of poems, translations and handwritten texts of poets, minstrels and 'saamryers'. ...

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