Monthly Archives: May 2013

Poems by Floral and Faun

Wet for syntax sex. Her fonts winked purring at his tall, spangling syntax. Xxx   Crashing. Tickling her funny-bone I Slammed her into the wall which Moaned in submission. Xxx   The curve of her breast a comma. The curve

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Two Poems by Ashley Makue

Can I Return To Me   Can I return to me when I have been gone so long and am not sure where I ran off to? I remember giving myself to a man who blew rose petals out of

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Poems by Mick Raubenheimer

Inhale. The very air is swelling as you coy approach talented, naked you   White boy day. Let us take this pale infant already struggling so with this trick called breath faint heart bare training its rhythms crumpled pink of

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Round

by Natasha Marrian Truth dripped down the side of her lips wetting the page on which she writ opening eyes, freeing minds A wall fell, a bridge collapsed yet nothing stirred, the weather changed the moon waned, yet the cold

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The Traditional Witch (extract of the unpublished novel witched dance)

by Dicho Disashi Ilunga (edited by Rowan Bill Williams)   I had just turned seventeen in the year that Uncle Sello came to fetch me. He promised my mother and my grandmother that he and his wife, Jeane, would feed

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Myesha Jenkins – Tribute

Botsotso would like to pay homage to Myesha Jenkins, the poet and promoter of poetry who died on Saturday, 05 September 2020. Myesha was a founder member of Feelah Sistah, the all-woman poetry group that in its time made such an impact. Thereafter, she was indefatigable in organising and strengthening poetry platforms on radio and for live performance/readings. Myesha’s work was included in two Botsotso productions – the anthology Isis X and the recording Roots and Branches. Her spirit as a politically conscious, jazz-loving artist lives on and is well expressed in her seminal poem Autobiography which was included in both these projects.

Click here to read Autobiography, a poem by Myesha Jenkins.

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