Poetry Potion Volume 1 2013



On Being Human: Anathi Nish Tiyo, Chad Brevis, Charl Landsberg, Ebele Mogo, Hajo Isa, Indi, Jared A. Carnie, Kgomotso J Kgopa, Lucas Pilgrim Serei, Mapule Mohulatsi, Matshepo Thafeng, Mercy Dhliwayo, Saleeha Idrees Bamjee, Sihle Ntuli, Thabang Waba Moabi, Thabo Jijana, Tonye Willie-Pepple, Vanessa Smeets

Every Generation: Carla Chait, BeLUMKO, Ndaba Sibanda, Sihle Ntuli, Khanyo O. Mjamba, Tariq Toffa, Roché Kester, Thabang Waba Moabi, Raymond “RayMupats” Mupatapanja,Chad Brevis, Nana Agyemang Ofosu, Hazel “HotnyHaze” Tobo, Fasaha Mshairi

Poetry is Not a Luxury: Fasaha Mshairi, Mandy Mitchell, Ayabulela Tutuse, Saurell Boyers, Morula wa Kutukgolo, Monique Barnard

The Language Issue: Treasure Mndeni Ngobese, Moses Mtileni, Vicky Tsiluma, Raymupats, Charl Landsberg, Chad Brevis, Matshepo Thafeng and Motion of Poetry

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On Being Human: PoetryPotion.com presents the first print quarterly, themed On Being Human, featuring a poet profile of poet, performer and founder of No Camp Chairs Poetry Picnic, Vangile Gantsho.

 Every Generation: Inspired by Fanon’s, “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover, fulfil or betray is mission”; this edition explored whether or not our young poets have discovered their mission. It features a poet profile of Mphutlane wa Bofelo, a Q&A with Praat Poetry Festival as well as reviews and poetry.

Poetry is Not a Luxury: Did Audre know when she was writing Poetry is Not a Luxury that she’d be speaking to, about and through women like Tereska Muishond, Ayabulela Tutuse, Morula wa Kutukgolo, Mandy Mitchell, Monique Barnard, Saurell Boyers… This the third print quarterly from Poetry Potion. Inspired by Audre Lorde’s essay, this edition is themed Poetry Is Not A Luxury. Features: poet profile – Tereska Muishond who talks about how writing had affected her life positively and about her award winning chorepoem Te Veel Vir ‘n Coloured Girl.

The Language Issue delves into how poets use language to create their poems – this includes translations, transcreation, and the general poetic craft. Features interviews with poets Bernabe Laye from Benin, Vivek Narayanan and Sabitha TP from India.