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Q & A Poet, healer and co-founder of impepho press Vangile Gantsho

Vangile gantsho is a poet, healer and co-founder of impepho press. Unapologetically black woman, she has travelled the continent and the USA participating in literary events and […]

no responses. July 26, 2019 Zuko

Q & A with Multi-award winning poet Phillippa Yaa De Villiers


Q & A with Multi-award winning poet Phillippa Yaa De Villiers

Multi-award winning poet, playwright and performance artist, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers is a graduate of the Lecoq International School of Theatre in Paris. Her poetry ranges […]

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no responses. December 30, 2016 Trinisha

A jazz classic that inspired poetry


A jazz classic that inspired poetry

In 1965, US jazz saxophonist and bandleader John Coltrane released A Love Supreme, which was considered his best work and has since lived up to that […]

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no responses. January 19, 2016 Trinisha

‘Jazz Club’ by Myesha Jenkins


‘Jazz Club’ by Myesha Jenkins

Old men sit under a tree Listening to their music Laughing loudly Sipping brandy and coke Tapping their two-toned shoes Remembering dreams of Red dresses and […]

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no responses. January 12, 2016 Trinisha

‘Another Night at the Club’ by Myesha Jenkins


‘Another Night at the Club’ by Myesha Jenkins

I have heard you play many times over many years. And still on nights like tonight when the moon is full and there is only a […]

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one response. January 7, 2016 Trinisha

‘True Professionals’ by Myesha Jenkins


‘True Professionals’ by Myesha Jenkins

It is impossible to tell From these wild looking brothers These men walk into work With full knowledge And accomplishment Take the bandstand Like an old […]

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no responses. January 7, 2016 Trinisha

Myesha Jenkins Poet and Writer


Myesha Jenkins Poet and Writer

Myesha Jenkins writes and performs poetry. Her second collection, Dreams of Flight, was launched in 2011 at UKZN’s prestigious, international festival, Poetry Africa, where she also performed. […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Poetry – ‘Woman, I got the Blues’ by Yusef Komunyakaa


Jazz Poetry – ‘Woman, I got the Blues’ by Yusef Komunyakaa

Woman, I Got the Blues I’m sporting a floppy existential sky-blue hat when we meet in the Museum of Modern Art. Later, we hold each other […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Poetry – ‘Jazz Fantasia’ by Carl Sandburg


Jazz Poetry – ‘Jazz Fantasia’ by Carl Sandburg

Jazz Fantasia Drum on your drums, batter on your banjoes, sob on the long cool winding saxophones. Go to it, O jazzmen. Sling your knuckles on […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Poetry – ‘Jazzonia’ by Langston Hughes


Jazz Poetry – ‘Jazzonia’ by Langston Hughes

Jazzonia Oh, silver tree! Oh, shining rivers of the soul! In a Harlem cabaret Six long-headed jazzers play. A dancing girl whose eyes are bold Lifts […]

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