1. 01. July Performances

    This month, I’ll be performing at Off the Wall Poetry for the first time in two years. I’m also excited to be returning to Glasgow for a short visit as part of the Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme. This is where you can see me in July:

    Monday July 21
    Off the Wall Poetry
    A Touch of Madness, Nuttal Road, Observatory
    Free Entry

    Thursday July 24
    Launch of In the Heat of Shadows, South African Poetry 1996 – 2013
    17:30 for 18:00
    The Book Lounge, corner of Roeland & Buitenkant Streets, Cape Town
    Free Entry

    Thursday July 31
    BBC Radio Scotland’s Commonwealth Poetry Postcards.
    Glasgow, Scotland
    You can listen to my poetry postcard on the BBC Radio Scotland website here

    Scottish Poetry Library’s Commonwealth Poets United
    Glasgow, Scotland

  2. 02. InZync Poetry Session


    The monthly InZync Poetry Session has lived up to its name as “the place where the poetries meet”. This month is no different, with feature performances by local and international poets.

    Last night I performed at the first of four Food Jams in aid of Open Book Cape Town’s Library Project. Each year the festival puts a library in a school that doesn’t have one. The events are in partnership with Food Jammer founder and host Jade de Waal. All the profit made goes to buying more books for Westridge High’s library – a school in Westridge, Mitchell’s Plain.

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  4. 04. poet Luka Lesson


    Not to be missed! Australian poet Luka Lesson hits Cape Town!

  5. 05. Food Jams

    The Book Lounge is hosting a series of Food Jams with food girl Jade de Waal to raise money for its Library Project. Westridge High Library is still in need of 1000 books. I’ll be performing AND auctioning off a take-away poem. I’ll be writing a personalised poem for the highest bidder on the night ! Tickets are R300 each, and there are a limited number available. To book, email

  6. 06. Cape Town got Tongue Fu’d!

    On Tuesday March 4, Cape Town packed out Straight, No Chaser in Buitenkant Street for Tongue Fu at Future Nostalgia. The event was presented by British Council Connect ZA in partnership with Poetica at Open Book Festival.

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  7. 07. The Silence That Words Come From

    After a year-long break, The Silence That Words Come From poetry workshop series returns in May. To book: email

  8. 08. Cape Town Poetree is here!

    Meet the Cape Town Poetree: we are a collective of Cape Town poets, event organisers, curators and publishers working together to grow the craft and industry of poetry in the city. Members include:

    Slipnet and it’s InZync Poetry Sessions, Malika Ndlovu of Art-on-Site, Cape Cultural Collective, Khadija Heeger, Badilisha Poetry Xchange, Open Book Festival, Lingau Franca, Poetics – music not for the sake of it, JamThatSession, Radikal Xpression, Liesl Jobson, Karin Schimke, Modjadji Books, Kelwyn Sole, Nomad Artiste Colony: Miss Kiki Presents and Spoken Word Showdown, Bulelwa Basse of Lyrical Base Projects, Off the Wall Poetry.

    We’ll be sharing information about our work as we go along. For now, visit our blog for information on upcoming poetry events. We’ve put together a monthly calendar of poetry events in the Mother City.


  9. 09. Meet Jam That Session

    Meet Jam That Session – a monthly poetry and live arts event that takes place in Cape Town. SAE film student Keitumetse Mokwonana followed the 2013 Jam That Session season through a camera lense. This documentary brings you the movement and the people behind it.

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