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Haiku adventure

by Dana Labe   (i) My morning mind seeks An imprint of your arms to Embrace the cold day (ii) Trees at the window Surprise the dragging afternoon With green potential (iii) Through your imagined lens I catch points of

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Two Poems by Yonela Gana

Umona Ntondini ebulala izizwe ngezizwe, ungumdali wengcinga ezimdaka nezingahlambulukanga. Uyikofu kwabakwaziyo. Phasalala abahlobo ngenxa yakho. Intshaba ezininzi zize nawe kweli, ulivulile ke ithanda kwimizi emininzi nakwi hlabathi jikelele, kaloku wena ulapho kukho umntu khona kodwa umntu akayindawo nguwe. Ulichithile ke

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Scorched Earth and the Template of the Dispossessed

by Patricia Schonstein   The Burundian artist, Serge Alain Nitegeka, has created a powerful installation at The Norval Art Museum called Structural Response III and I recently read a selection of poems alongside it. Structural Response III is Nitegeka’s response

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The storytelling jug

by Makhosazana Xaba   I am the two litre jug, plastic and royal blue. I was brought to this home as a gift five years ago. The first born daughter of the Mother of this home Used her first salary

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The shadow of my father’s world

by Dana Labe   1. Tethered to the shadow of my father’s world Lawyer’s daughter in her brand new job I blunder in dark spaces beneath the rule of law My father wore brown shoes on Tuesdays His life was

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