Johannesburg in Poetry: A Call For Submissions

Does Joburg talk to you?

Does Jozi shout at you?

Does Egoli sing to you?

Does Joeys swear at you?

Do you love it or hate it enough to put your feelings into a poem?

Have you already written a poem you wish to publish?

Botsotso will be publishing a volume of poetry about Johannesburg that will allow our stanzas to express the spirit, the bricks and mortar and the histories and herstories that make up our richest and dirtiest city.

Mine dump or not, it has redefined urban space in Africa.

Poems in all South African languages will be considered.

The anthology will be edited by Mike Alfred (editor of Twelve plus One – interviews with 13 Joburg poets) and Allan Kolski Horwitz, from the Botsotso editorial board.

Please email all contributions to:; Cell 064 005 6201; Postal: Eventide 25 Atlantic Rd, Muizenberg 7945 and

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A Call for Submissions: Johannesburg in Poetry