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Sodom and Gomorrah – Napo Masheane

Miscegenation – M. Labuschagne

You Flew the Calculus of the World – Awogbemila Temitope Ayodeji 

Poised Poems; Slinky; Bona Fide – Natalie Railoun

Now I can tell you; Tea and cake; As in: he was a man who had to have a woman – Mike Alfred

Everything breaks against the mountain; Stellenbosch – Thokozile Madonko

Kula Kokwana; Xipiring!!!!Nkateko Maluleke

Indonesia; Burgersfort Landfill – Vonani Bila

Lunch with the Pied Piper; Wasted – Sanet van Rensburg

The boy I kissed at the greenhouse – Gabriel Hoosain Khan

The Wave – Dorothy Murray

Colibri for a Girl – Lepota Cosmo

Promise; When the Hills were Dark; So Much to Declare – Mike Weeder

Somewhere; Saxturns; Tlou’s Blues; Tshidi’s Lobola – Kabelo Mofokeng                            

Malakabe; Sebankanyana le Motsotso; Ha ke o Hopola; Ha Pelo Nkise – Mphutlane wa Bofelo

Adam, by Eve; Cobus – Lara Potgieter                     

Unconscious Conscience; Remind Me; – Amy Sibiya

A Meditation on Certain Times and Places – Stephen Faulkner

Kraal of our Dreams; His Viva’s! – Mandla Malandela

Yinyath’uqobo; Umsasazi; Lincamil’irhwamncwaBafana Charles Peter

The alkalinity of bottled water; Home address; Tentacles – Makhosazana Xaba

The famous south african poet; another beer, guys? – Raphael D’Abdon

When women are train stations – Dimakatso Sedite

Quintessence; Umlilo; Da inflashun rate keeps risin; To Bavino Mchana – Siphiwe ka Ngwenya

Bringing Forth; Knock-Knock; no one is safe – Allan Kolski Horwitz

Psychiatric Emergency; Sleep – Rosamund Handler

The Inheritance; What to Say to the Immigration Officer When He Asks You Where You Are From; Ode to Soap – Sarah Lubala

The Serious Moonlight – John Carse

Vuka Muntu Omusha; Themba Lami; Saphela Isizwe – Thulani Shiba

There; Solitude – Kyle Thobeka Allan                                                                                   

City Buzz; Under the Southern Cross – Vera Mihailovich-Dickman

Mysterious Girl –Lisa-Marie Labercensie

 This Last Embrace in Darkness – Josephine Bonaparte

You have not met a poet – Unathi Slasha

13 April 2006 before the Passover eve; I am not; Elelwani N. P Muila (Oct, 1984) – Mboneni Ike Muila

Sleep; Beach – Donald Parenzee

Therešo; Lefaseng la rena – Kgoogo Gilbert Molepo

Sello – Zama Madinana

How dangerous they are, the actors! – Sjaka S. Septembir

Music is our pain, and our pain is our music; Dragon Monologues – Raaez Jacobs

Tiptoed  – Phelelani Makhanya

Now we, too, ride in limousines – Matthews Phosa

Mine, Hers?; Star; Thank You – Joop Bersee

your mother is just your mother – Khadija Sharife

Portrait of the poet as young woman; Caste in a Local Train – Chandramohan S

Holy Day – Anna Varney-Wong

I was in love with a Psycho – Phozisa Mkele

Identity (Crisis) Linda Loubscher

White Gilt – Kirby Mania

The Question of Nocturnal Carnations – Hyun-Jung Anna Kim

We would not put it past us – Len Verwey

Sad – Mbali Mashiya

Naguil; Versoeningsvers; Fokofnou –Lunette Elle Warren

Lago – Mike Cope

The Rich – Brent Meersman

Does our ruin benefit the earth? – Molefi Lebone

My Lost Child – Dirontso Mtwa

Boa Morte (Song of Life) – Jana van Niekerk

Ageing; Love Mined – Abu Bakr Solomons

Inkanankana; Isizukulwane – Goodwill Siboniso Mkhwanazi 

The Past; Winter Braai – Sarah Frost

The Storm, Krotoa’s Ally; This Hand – Frank Meintjies 

Thirst; National University Shutdown, South Africa, October 2015; Sea Shells; Characters in a Psychologist’s Waiting Room – Nica Cornell

Trade Winds (extract from Vespa Diaries) – Ari Sitas

Anywhere; Because – Londiwe Majozi

The Man Who Wished He was Lego; The Basket and the Road; How to Make a Salagubang Helicopter

Jim Pasqual Agustin

How I started writing on a notepad; The Silence of Words; Take Away – Maakomele (Mak) Manaka

Sunday drive in the Overberg – Heidi Grunebaum


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Dareen Tatour – poems and persecution in Occupied Palestine