Two Poems by Jemima Meyer

senseless my eyes fingertips nose and tongue grow numb as ears listen for your whisper numberless light years away. it seems only bass beats and Macufe’s mumblings can reach and pierce through ears. at least something tingles skin and cheeks.

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Two Poems by Mike Alfred

The Poet Struggles with Physics There’s this force that can make stuff out of nothing. Is this god or something else entirely? Maybe nothing is stuff in another form? A nothing-like form? It appears that the force makes a universe

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Blasphemy

by Amani Karisa Show me your God who had a son Tell me about him who impregnated someone’s wife I wanna know him this god with a penis He, him, his Tell me all about him He who saved his

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Petition: President Cyril Ramaphosa, Appoint Arts Minister from Civil Society

Dear Friends, Thank you for signing the petition calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint an Arts Minister from civil society. Now that the election is finished and votes are being counted, it’s a critical time for us to keep

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Rain: a collaborative poem

by Lionel Murcott and Amanda Ballen, 2018   Rain hesi- tates, waits. Scatters a handful alpha- betic drops. Stops. Then – crashrumrumble open, incoherently loops vowels around displaced drowning consonants. In its business of steaming– the soaking and swelling of

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