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This Season of Grieving

by John Carse This season is breeding itself becoming full moving lugubriously touching all who dare to linger in its path passing itself from one host to the next leaving its ghosts lying breathless in the streets and among the

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by John Carse in the dream i faithfully memorize the poems i have written in other dreams and smuggle them into consciousness where they are recorded in my reality every 2 decades i shed my skin until my body is

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The Serious Moonlight

by John Carse i am a lover of the serious moonlight the solemn pleasure of the rose and the ugly criticism of the early morning light that makes me doubt my frivolous existence i love not only the pretty things

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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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