mixing it up since 2007… poetry online daily and in print three times a year.

Poetry Potion was founded in 2007 as a free platform for poets to publish their poetry and for poetry lovers to discover new poetry. This online poetry journal features poet profiles of known and established poets, Q&As with up and coming poets, reviews, video, podcasts as lots of poetry. We have poets from all over the world with an extensive base of African poets. Our poets come from South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Ireland, the USA and many other countries, 

Print Quarterly

After five years of being online, Poetry Potion went into print with a special edition in 2012 and we decided to continue the trend from 2013 onwards. It is now in print on a quarterly which poetry lovers can subscribe to. 

Click here to subscribe to the print edition.

Our Editor: Quaz

Quaz Roodt is a poet and editor of poetrypotion.com. He facilitates the poetry programme for The University of Johannesburg’s Arts Academy and frequently hosts literary and sexual health talks with prisoners and young men around the country.  In 2016 Quaz was noted as one of South Africa’s top 100 Inspiring and Aspiring young people by Independent media. He is involved in numerous social outreach programs around Johannesburg.

In 2018 Quaz compiled and edited an anthology of poetry titled ‘Footprints of the heart’ for the University of Johannesburg. 

He has performed his poetry at various international festivals in countries such as Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Botswana, and Brazil. He has to date released five audio projects and also appears in numerous documentaries and short films.