Two Poems by Noel King

Disappointment

You elbow me on the beach,
see that seal?
There, on the rock!
But it wasn’t.

 

The Beginning of the Next Day

Words pour in the rain
as Miss Kenton tells
Mr. Stevens she loves him
and he tells her he loves her too.
They kiss.

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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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