Browsing Category Poetry

BOTSOTSO 16, contemporary South African culture
186 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R140
A collection of poems, sketches, essays and short stories.

"Botsotso is a grouping of poets, writers and artists who wish to both create art as well as to generate the means for its public exposure and appreciation. We speak particularly of art that is of and about the varied cultures and life experiences of people as expressed in our many languages." from the back cover
LETTER TO SOUTH AFRICA, poets calling the state to order
174 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R170
"At the 2010 poetry festival, Versindaba, in Stellenbosch, writer Marlene van Niekerk presented a colloquium titled 'Letter to South Africa' on behalf of the University of Stellenbosch's Department of Afrikaans and Dutch. Various well-known poets were invited to write a variation on or a reworking of the Allen Ginsberg poem 'America', but to speak to South Africa. The Versindaba colloqium served both as prompt and as basis for this collection."

Includes poems by Gabeba Baderoon, Sindiwe Magona, Leon de Kock, Justin Fox, Lebohang Mashile, Marlene van Niekerk, and Makhosazana Xaba, amongst others.

Poems in languages other than English are followed by their English translations.
MCGREGOR POETRY FESTIVAL , 2014 anthology
173pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R200
A selection of the work presented at the 2014 McGregor Poetry Festival. Includes poems by Leon de Kock, Finuala Dowling, Diana Ferrus, Dorian Haarhof, Daniel Hugo, Liesl Jobson, Helen Moffett, Danie Marais, and many others.

In English and Afrikaans.
MCGREGOR POETRY FESTIVAL, 2015 anthology
167pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R115
A selection of the work presented at the 2015 McGregor Poetry Festival. Includes poems by Diana Ferrus, Dorian Haarhof, Colleen Higgs, Daniel Hugo, Liesl Jobson, Antjie Krog, Helen Moffett, Sindiwe Magona, Don Pinnock, Douglas Reid Skinner, Adam Small, Wendy Woodward, and many others.

In English and Afrikaans
THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, vol VI, selected by Goodenough Mashego, Thabiso Mohare, Pieter Odendaal, Mongane Wally Serote
228pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R195
Poems entered for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award competition.

Foreword by Wally Serote.

The 2016 Award went to Athol Williams.
Adjabe (N.) & Pieterse (E.) eds. AFRICAN CITIES READER,
255 pp., b/w & colour illlus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
A volume published by Chimurenga and the African Centre for Cities that seeks to offer "a wide-ranging ensemble of genres, perspectives, and forms of representation that provide crucial glimpses into how African identities and spatialities are being crafted at a moment when both urban theory and policy is experiencing its worst existential crisis." from the preface.

Includes essays, fiction, poetry and photographs.

Contributions include "Blood Money: a Joburg chronicle" by Valentine Cascarino,
"Dagga, an extract" by Rustum Kozain,
"Closer Than This, extracts from an open source book for urban planners" by Karen Press,
"Terror and the City" by Ashraf Jamal,
"Three Poems" by Gabeba Baderoon,
"Of Tamarind & Cosmopolitanism" by Nuruddin Farah, and
"Planning for Chaos, urban regeneration and the struggle to formalise trolley-pushing activity in downtown Johannesburg" by Ismail Farouk.
Amosu (A.) NOT GOODBYE,
43 pp., paperback, Carapace 82, Cape Town, 2010. R114
A debut collection of poems by Akwe Amosu.

Akwe Amosu, half Nigerian and half British, was born in London but moved to Nigeria as a small child. She has worked as a reporter, radio host and editor in South Africa, other African countries and the UK. In 2006 she settled in Washington DC where she works as a policy advocate for the Open Society Institute.
Andersen (I.) PIECE WORK, poems
69 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R145
Ingrid Andersen's second collection of poems. Her first collection, "Excision", was published in 2004.

"Andersen's poems fuse the best of Imagism with a heartfelt compassion; with a few well-chosen words, she can turn the rawness and imprecision of emotion into poems that reach simultaneously for clarity and for the reader's heart. She is generous, careful, passionate - all these qualities make her work profound and accessible." Fiona Zerbst

Ingrid Andersen was born in Johannesburg. An Anglican priest, she is also the founding editor of "Incwadi", a South African journal that explores the interaction between poetry and image.
Anderson (P.R.) FOUNDLING'S ISLAND,
64 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R85
P.R.Anderson lectures in English at the University of Cape Town. He has published another collection of poetry, "Litany Bird", and edited the anthology, "In the Country of the Heart, love poems from South Africa".
Angelou (M.) HIS DAY IS DONE, a Nelson Mandela tribute
43 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2014. R225
"This poem was written on behalf of the American people on the occasion of the death of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, at the request of the U.S.Department of State."

American poet, writer, teacher and director Maya Angelou lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Baderoon (G.) A HUNDRED SILENCES, poems
73 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R95
Gabeba Baderoon was born in Port Elizabeth and grew up in Cape Town. This is her third collection of poetry. In 2005 she held the Guest Writer Fellowship at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, and received the DaimlerChrysler Award for South African Poetry.
Barends (Z.) & Muthien (B.) eds. AT TRUTH'S EDGE, Cape Cultural Collective poetry anthology
76 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R125
A collection of poems by nine poets from the Cape Cultural Collective, a "non-racial, non-sexist, intergenerational cultural movement promoting social activism and reflecting on history and memory" from the introduction

The poets are: Glen Arendse, Zenariah Barends, Chris Ferndale, Khadija Tracey Heeger, Romeo Maasdorp, Primrose Mrwebi, Bernadette Muthien, Amanda Nodada and Candice Prinsloo.

Foreword by James Matthews.
Basson (E.) LEIBOOM,
88pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R155
A debut collection of poems in Afrikaans by Eunice Basson.

Art historian Eunice Basson lives in Pretoria. She has taught at UNISA and the University of Pretoria.
Berold (R.) & Wessels (P.) eds TYHINI, 2015
346pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2015. R180
Work by students in the 2015 MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University.

Text in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Sesotho.
Berold (R.) & Wessels (P.) eds. TYHINI, 2014
360pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2014. R230
Work by full time and part time students in the 2014 MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University.
Berold (R.) ed. POETRY 99, twenty South African poets in performance, Grahamstown 1999
119 pp., paperback, DVD, Grahamstown, 2013. R150
A selection from a week-long series of live readings by South African poets that took place at a performance poetry festival held in Grahamstown in July 1999. The book contains the poems in written form, while on the DVD the twenty poets can be heard reading their work. Poets include Ingrid de Kock, Joan Meterlerkamp, Lesego Rampolokeng, Kelwyn Sole, Isabella Motadinyane, Mxolisi Nyezwa, and Donald Parenzee.
Beyers (M.) HOW TO OPEN THE DOOR,
62pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R160
A collection of poems by Marike Beyers, author of the chapbook of poems, "On Another Page". She lives in Grahamstown.

"Here is a distinctive new voice in South African poetry. Marike Beyers' writing is both simple and highly complex at the same time, delicate and tender and hard and angry. She brings her own unique perspective to the old themes of family, home and identity." Kobus Moolman, South African poet and author of "A Book of Rooms"
Bila (V.) BILAKHULU!, longer poems
95pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2015. R120
Vonani Bila was born in 1972 in Shirley village in Limpopo Province, South Africa, where he still lives. He is the author of five books of poems in English. He teaches in the Department of English Studies at the University of Limpopo, and in the MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University. He is founding editor of the Timbila poetry journal and founder of Timbila Writer's Village, a rural retreat centre for writers.
Bila (V.) HANDSOME JITA, selected poems
117 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2007. R120
Poet Vonani Bila is the founder and editor of the poetry jounral, "Timbila", and directs the Timbila Poetry Project in Limpopo Province. This collection combines the selected best from his previous three collections, "No Free Sleeping" (1998), "In the Name of Amandla" (2004) and "Magicstan Fires" (2006).
Bila (V.) & Waller (M.) eds. TIMBILA 7,
227 pp., illus., paperback, Polokwane, 2013. R230
Timbila is a poetry journal which seeks to encourage writing in South Africa in all the official languages. Includes mostly poetry, and the following essays:
"Writing In and Out of Prison" by Tshifhiwa Given Miukwevho
"Interview with Norio Mabasa" by Vonani Bila
"The Withering Reading Tradition: what's to blame - apartheid or trash culture?" by Goodenough Mashego
"Second Best Won't Do - time to reassert African literature on African languages" by Mark Waller
"Recovering African Oral History Through Work Songs" by Alpheus Manghezi.
Botha (A.) PIROUETTE, gedigte
66 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R150
A debut collection of poems, in Afrikaans, by Aniel Botha.
Botha (H.) ATROPOS,
91pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R175
A collection of poems by Hendrik Snyman. Most of these poems were written for a degree in creative writing from the University of Cape Town.

Hendrik Snyman lives in Pretoria where he works as an anesthetist.
Breytenbach (B.) DIE BEGINSEL VAN STOF, (laat-verse, skinkaanskaduwees, aandtekeninge)
181 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R208
A new collection of poems by Breyten Breytenbach.

"As Afrikaans 'n segsman in poëtiese vorm nodig gehad het om die taal se literêre en seggingsmoontlikhede opnuut te bewys, hier is dit." Henning Snyman

Text in Afrikaans.

Poet, novelist, essayist, activist and visual artist Breyten Breytenbach is currently a Global Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at New York University. He won the 1994 Alan Paton Award for "Return to Paradise". In 1999 he was awarded the Hertzog Prize for Poetry for "Papierblom". His poetry collection, "Die Windvanger" won the 2008 Hertzog Prize and the University of Johannesburg Prize.

Breytenbach (B.) DIE NA-DOOD, (die singende hand se oggendboek-herinneringe)
207pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R240
A new collection of poems by Breyten Breytenbach.

Poet, novelist, essayist, activist and visual artist Breyten Breytenbach is involved with the Gorée Institute in Dakar, Senegal and the Columbia University in New York where he teaches creative writing. He won the 1994 Alan Paton Award for "Return to Paradise". In 1999 he was awarded the Hertzog Prize for Poetry for "Papierblom". His poetry collection, "Die Windvanger" won the 2008 Hertzog Prize, the University of Johannesburg Prize and the WA Hofmeyr Prize. He currently divides his time between Europe, Africa and America.
Breytenbach (B.) DIE SINGENDE HAND , versamelde gedigte, 1984-2014
744pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R400
This book includes all the poetry collections published since Breyten Breytenbach's release from prison, except for "soos die so", which was half-finished before he went to prison.
Breytenbach (B.) DIE WINDVANGER,
183 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R250
Brreyten Breytenbach's first volume of poetry since the publication of "Papierblom" in 1998, which won the Hertzog Prize. This collection won the Hertzog Prize for Poetry and the University of Johannesburg Prize.

Text in Afrikaans.
Breytenbach (B.) KATALEKTE, (artefakte vir die stadige gebruike van doodgaan)
213 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R255
A collection of poems by Breyten Breytenbach. This book forms a trilogy together with the poet's previous two collections, "Die Windvanger" and "Die Beginsel van Stof".

Includes paintings and drawings by Breytenbach.

Text in Afrikaans.
Breytenbach (B.) VYF-EN-VEERTING SKEMERAANDSANGE UIT DIE EENBEENDANSER SE WERKRUIMTE,
98 pp., paperback, , Cape Town, 2014. R180
A new collection of poems in Afrikaans by Breyten Breytenbach.
Brink (A.P.) comp. GROOT VERSEBOEK,
1299 pp. continuous pagination, 3 volumes, paperback, Reprint in 3 volumes, Cape Town, (2000) 2008. R745
André Brink presents the work of some 216 poets, from the First Language Movement in the late 19th century to the present day. Poets represented include Peter Blum, Elisabeth Eybers, Ina Rousseau, Antjie Krog, Petra Müller, Marlene van Niekerk, Trienke Laurie, Wilma Stockenström, Breyten Breytenbach, Adam Small, Ingrid Jonker, Wopko Jensma, and many others.
Busuku-Mathese (S.) LOUD AND YELLOW LAUGHTER,
71 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R95
A collection of poems by Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese.

Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese was born in 1990 in Durban and currently lives in Stellenbosch, where she is a PhD student. She was awarded second place in the 2015 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award.
Chapman (M.) (ed.) THE NEW CENTURY OF SOUTH AFRICAN POETRY,
514 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2002) 2010. R190
A reprint of Michael Chapman's anthology of South African poetry, ranging from traditional San songs to current voices. Poems originally written in other South African languages are included in English translations.

Michael Chapman is professor of English at the University of Natal. His other publications include "A Century of South African Poetry", "South African English Poetry: a modern perspective" and "Southern African Literatures".
Chingono (J.) & Eppel (J.) TOGETHER, stories and poems
154 pp., paperback, Bulawayo & Pietermaritzburg, 2011. R137
A collection of poems and short stories by John Eppel and Julius Chingono.

Julius Chingono was born in 1946 on a commercial farm near Harare and spent most of his working life as a rock blaster in the mines. He wrote in Shona and English, published a play, a novel, a collection of short stories and poetry and two poetry collections, and won awards for poetry written in both languages. He died in January 2011.
John Eppel was born in South Africa in 1947. He was raised in Zimbabwe, where he still lives, teaching English at a school in Bulawayo. He has published several novels and short story and poetry collections, including his first novel, "D G G Berry's The Great North Road", which won the M-Net prize, and his poetry collection, "Spoils of War", which won the Ingrid Jonker prize.
Christiansë (Y.) IMPRENDEHORA,
93 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R150
A collection of poems by poet, novelist and academic Yvette Christiansë, in which "we hear the voices of those carried by slavers in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans after Britian's Abolition Act of 1807. 'Imprendehora' is the recorded name of one such vessel, seized and delivered to St. Helena."

Yvette Christiansë is also the author of the poetry collection, "Castaway" (1999) and the award-winning novel, "Unconfessed" (2006).
Cloete (T.T.) KARNAVAL EN LENT, is een gedig
160 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
A new collection of poems by Theunis Theodorus Cloete. Cloete has won the WA Hofmeyr prize three times and the Hetzog prize twice, as well as many other literary awards.

In Afrikaans.
Clough (M.) THE LAST TO LEAVE, poems
48 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R140
A collection of poems by Margaret Clough.

"Margaret Clough's poems are poignant and hilarious; an indispensable guide to being the last to leave" Finuala Dowling

Margaret Clough is also the author of the collection of poems, "At Least the Duck Survived". She is retired and lives in Cape Town.
Coates (C.) HOMEGROWN, poems
70pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
A collection of poetry by Christine Coates from Cape Town.

"a beautifully arranged collection, the moving story of a single life's journey towards wisdom and insight. Christine Coates' poetic voice balances mystery with simplicity; she manages to evoke both a universally shared experience and a uniquely South African landscape and history" Finuala Dowling
Cousins (C.) UNLIKELY,
63pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R160
A first collection of poems by Colleen Crawford Cousins.

"In acutely observed poems, imbued with surprising geographies of imagery and tinged with irony, Crawford Cousins maps out the spaces between immensity and confinement, where people struggle with each other and themselves for a sense of fulfilment and belonging." Kelwyn Sole, author of "Absent Tongues"

Colleen Crawford Cousins is also the author of "A Hundred Furrows, the land struggle in Zimbabwe 1899-1990" and a co-author of "Lwaano Lwanyika, Tonga book of the Earth".
Cronin (J.) MORE THAN A CASUAL CONTACT,
64 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R100
Poet Jeremy Cronin is a Member of Parliament and deputy secretary general of the South African Communist Party. His previous collections are "Inside", which reflects on his seven years in prison, and "Even the Dead" and "Inside and Out".
Cullinan (P.) ESCARPMENTS, poems 1973 - 2007
111 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R130
Award-winning poet and writer Patrick Cullinan was born in Pretoria in 1932. With Lionel Abrahams he founded the literary journal, "The Bloody Horse", and the Bateleur Press. He lectured in the English Department of the University of the Western Cape between 1982 and 1992. His poetry collections include "The Horizon Forty Miles Away" (1973), "Today Is Not Different" (1978), "The White Hail in the Orchard" (1984), "Selected Poems 1961-1991" (1992) and "Transformations" (1999).
Cussons (S.) VERSAMELDE GEDIGTE,
672 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2006. R250
The collected works by poet Sheila Cussons, published between 1970 and 2000. Includes drawings by Sheila Cussons.

Text in Afrikaans
de Hernandez (J.), Dongala (P.), Jolaosho (O.) & Serafin (A.) eds. AFRICAN WOMEN WRITING RESISTANCE, an anthology of contemporary voices
337 pp., paperback, Wisconsin, 2010. R260
A collection of personal narratives, short stories, short plays and poetry concerned with resistance to the challenges and oppressions faced by women in Africa today, written by emerging African women writers.

Contributions include:
"The Day When God Changed His Mind" by Eve Zvichanzi Nyemba (Zimbabwe)
"The Old Woman" by J.Tsitsi Mutiti (Zimbabwe)
"Women Weep No More" by Sibongile Mtungwa (South Africa)
"Letters to My Cousin" by Catherine Makoni (Zimbabwe)
"Cosmo Africa and Other Poems" and "Just Keep Talking: two poems" by Cheshe Dow (Botswana)
"The Good Woman" by Patricia Chogugudza (Zimbabwe)
"Surviving Me" by Janine Lewis (South Africa).

de Jager (F.) ed. THE GROUND'S EAR, contemporary verse from southern Africa
191 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R160
An anthology of contemporary southern African verse, selected from hundreds of entries submitted to QuickFox Publishing's 2011 poetry competition.

The three Poems of Choice are:
"One Version of the Road" by Kobus Moolman
"Letter to Sacred Ibis" by Mea Lashbrooke
"The Long Walk Home a Street Dweller" by Zanoxolo Mkhize
de Kock (I.) OTHER SIGNS,
60 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R210
Ingrid de Kock's fifth volume of poems.

Ingrid de Kock has won the Dalro Poetry Award, the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Literature and the Renzo Sertoli Salis Prize for Italian translator Paola Splendore. Professor at the University of Cape Town, she works in the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies.
de Kok (I.) SEASONAL FIRES, new and selected poems
160 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R120
This volume gathers contains poems from Ingrid de Kock's first volume, 'Familiar Ground' (1988), long out of print, and her two later collections, 'Transfer' (1997) and 'Terrestrial Things' (2002), as well as a selection of new poems."
de Lange (J.) 'N HUNKERING SE GREIN,
119pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R175
A new collection of Afrikaans poems by Johann de Lange, author of "Akwarelle van die Dors" (1983 Ingrid Jonker Prize), "Wordende Naak" (1990 Rapport Prize for Poetry) and "Die Algebra van Nood" (2011 Hertzog Prize for Poetry).
de Lange (J.) STIL PUNT VAN DIE AARDE,
119 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R170
A new collection of poems by Afrikaans poet, short story writer and critic Johann de Lange.

Johann de Lange was born in 1959 in Pretoria. His first volume of poetry, "Akwarelle van die Dors", won the 1983 Ingrid Jonker Prize. His fourth volume, "Wordende Naak", was awarded the Rapport Prize for Poetry in 1990. His 2009 collection, "Die Algebra van Nood", won the 2011 Hertzog Prize for Poetry.
de Lange (J.) VAARWEL, MY EFFENS BEVLEKTE HELD,
110 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R150
A new collection of poetry by Johann de Lange.

Johann de Lange was born in 1959 in Pretoria. His first volume of poetry, "Akwarelle van die Dors", won the 1983 Ingrid Jonker Prize. His fourth volume, "Wordende Naak", was awarded the Rapport Prize for Poetry in 1990. His 2009 collection, "Die Algebra van Nood", won the 2011 Hertzog Prize for Poetry.
de Villiers (I.L.) VERVREEMDELING,
77 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R125
In 1982 poet I.L.de Villiers was awarded the Credo Prize for his total oevre. His previous collection, "Van Jerusalem tot Johannesburg" (2005) was awarded the M-Net Prize for Poetry in 2006.
Dixon (I.) A FOLD IN THE MAP,
72 pp., paperback, First S.A. Edition, Johannesburg, 2007. R130
Poet Isobel Dixon was born in Umtata, grew up in Graaff-Reinet in the Karoo, studied in Scotland and now lives in Cambridge and works in London as a literary agent. Her debut collection, "Weather Eye", was awarded the Sanlam Prize and the Olive Schreiner Prize.

"Fine, warm, sensuous poems which deal boldly with both the light and the dark sides of family life and with the many manifestations and resonances of grief." Kate Clanchy
Dixon (I.) BEARINGS,
84pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2016. R150
First published in the UK in 2016.

A fourth collection of poetry by Isobel Dixon, author of "Weather Eye" winner of the Olive Schreiner prize, "A Fold in the Map" and "The Tempest Prognosticator".

"With every airport lounge a new starting point, Isobel DIxon's poetry is truly an international event. Her work is a perpetual transformation, inexhaustible even though everything in it can be said aloud, and indeed demands to be. There is something new under the sun on every page." Clive James

"A poet confident in her mastery of her medium." J.M. Coetzee

Isobel Dixon was born in Mthatha and grew up in Graaff-Reinet. She studied in Edinburgh and lives in London, returning frequently to her family home in the Karoo.
Dixon (I.) THE TEMPEST PROGNOSTICATOR,
66 pp., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, Umuzi. R130
Originally published in 2011 in the U.K.

A new collection of poems by Isobel Dixon.

"In this virtuoso collection, the work of a poet confident in her mastery of her medium, Isobel Dixon moves easily from dialogues with the animal world to mordant ventriloquizings of the female self." J.M.Coetzee

"Exquisitely written, the poems in Isobel Dixon's new collection teach us how to read the world anew." Gabeba Baderoon

Isobel Dixon was born in Umtata and grew up in Graaff-Reinet. She is the author of two previous collections of poems, "Weather Eye", which won the 2004 Olive Schreiner Prize, and "A Fold in the Map".
Dowling (F.) NOTES FROM THE DEMENTIA WARD,
62 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R225
A new collection of poems by Finuala Dowling. Her first volume of poetry, "I, flying", was awarded the Ingrid Jonker Prize and her second, "Doo-wop girls of the universe", was joint winner of the Sanlam Award. She is also the author of two novels, "What poets need" and "Flyleaf".
Dowling (F.) ed. DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN,
128 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R145
An anthology of poems by students in Finuala Dowling's poetry workshops, with a series of writing exercises and reflections on the art of teaching creative writing. Includes poems by Beverly Rycroft, Colleen Higgs, Kerry Hammerton, Karin Schimke and Consuelo Roland.
Driver (J.) SO FAR, selected poems 1960-2004
141 pp., paperback, Cape Town & Saxmundham, 2005. R25
A selection of poems from Jonty Driver's six published books of poetry, as well as some previously unpublished poems.

CJ (Jonty) Driver was born in Cape Town in 1939. Forced into exile in 1964 he worked as a teacher and headmaster in England and Hong Kong. Now retired and a full-time writer, he lives in East Sussex. He is also the author of five novels and a biography on Patrick Duncan.
du Plessis (K.) ERFDEEL,
269 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Stellenbosch, (2004) 2005. R190
A complete collection of the lyrics and poetry of Afrikaans musician and poet Koos du Plessis (1945 - 1984), together with biographical notes, photographs and explanations of the origins of some of his most well-known songs.
du Plooy (H.) DIE STILTE OPGESKORT,
82 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R150
A new collection of Afrikaans poems by Heilna du Plooy.

Heilna du Plooy has published two other collections of poems: "Die donker is nooit leeg nie" (1997) and "In die landskap ingelyf" (2003). She is Professor of Afrikaans and Dutch literature at Northwest University.

Eppel (J.) & Muzanenhano (T.) TEXTURES, poems
91pp., paperback, Bulawayo, 2014. R240
A collection of poems by two Zimbabwean poets, John Eppel and Togara Muzanenhamo.

Introduction by Drew Shaw.

John Eppel, born in 1947, is an English teacher in Bulawayo. His first collection of poems, "Spoils of War" (1989), won the Ingrid Jonker Prize. His first novel, "D G G Berry's The Great North Road", won the M-Net prize. He has published six other novels and three more collections of poetry.
Togara Muzanenhamo was born in 1975. His first collection of poems, "Spirit Brides" (2006) was shortlsted for the Jerwood Alderburgh First Collection Prize. In 2012 he represented Zimbabwe at the Poetry Parnassus in London.
Esterhuizen (L.) AMPER ELDERS, 'n reisjoernaal
94 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2012. R150
A new collection of poetry, in Afrikaans, by Louis Esterhuizen.

Louis Esterhuizen was born in 1955 in Welkom. He lives and works in Stellenbosch.
Ferguson (G.) DUBIOUS DELIGHTS, of ageing and other follies
55 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R85
A poetry collection by beloved Cape Town poet and cartoonist Gus Ferguson, the author of "Light Verse at the End of the Tunnel" and "Love Amongst the Middle-Aged".
Ferguson (G.) HOLDING BACK, new & selected poems
91 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
"With a few magical strokes of the pen - in both his poetry and cartoons - Gus Ferguson gives us a unique vision of the world. His whimsical musings on aspects of living and loving, on growing old and enlightenment, and the lot of spouses, poets and publishers, combine wit and wisdom, playfulness and also profundity. His is a truly original and universal voice, a vital contribution to South African poetry." Marcia Levenson

"Every so often someone comes along who significantly adds more to the lifeblood of the tradition by giving to it so much more than they take from it. Gus Ferguson's contribution through his poetry magazines and imprints has made an enormous difference to other writers." Douglas Reid Skinner

Poet and cartoonist Gus Ferguson was born in Scotland in 1940, and moved to South Africa with his parents aged 9. He has published eight collections of poems, two books of cartoons and two books for children. Until 2011 he ran Snailpress and edits the poetry journal, "Carapace".
Ferguson (G.) HOLDING PATTERN, poems & drawings
47 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R103
A new volume of poems and drawings by Gus Ferguson.

"There is no voice in South African poetry like Gus's voice - its verbal and visual intensity is embedded in a marvellously rare sensibility. This volume confirms and extends the unique and impressive space his work has carved for itself over the years." Antjie Krog
Ferrus (D.) I'VE COME TO TAKE YOU HOME,
72 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R140
A collection of poems by Diana Ferrus, which includes the poem, "I've come to take you home", her well-known tribute to Sarah Baartman.

Diana Ferrus was born in Worcester in 1953. She works as an administrator in the Department of Industrial Psychology at the University of the Western Cape.
Fox (J.) & Brown (K.) eds. JUST BEFORE DINNER,
112 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R195
A collection of poems and short stories by past and current members of a creative writing group started by Lionel Abrahams at the Johannesburg Art Foundation in the 1970s.

Jane Fox has been facilitating the Thursday Workshop since Lionel Abrahams' death in 2004. She has published two novels, three biographies and two poetry collections.
Kay Brown has been a member of the writing group for a number of years.

Fox (J.) ed. SIRIUS, an anthology
85pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R210
An anthology of prose and poetry that reflect on the experience of living in South Africa. The writers represented here form part of a group originally started by Lionel Abrahams in the 1970s, which still flourishes in Johannesburg under the guidance of novelist, playright and poet Jane Fox.
Gardini (G.) MATRIC RAGE, poems
81pp., paperback, Cape Town , 2015. R140
A debut collection of poems by Genna Gardini, winner of the 2012 DALRO New Coin Prize.

Born in Johannesburg in 1986, Genna Gardini was raised in Durban and lives in Cape Town. She was chosen as one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans for 2013. She has had two plays produced at the National Arts Festival, "WinterSweet"(2012) and "Scrape" (2013), both of which won Standard Bank Ovation awards. She was selected for the Royal Court Theatre’s South African Playwright 2013 – 2014 programme. She works as an arts writer for various publications, and is currently completing her MA in Theatre-making (Playwriting) at the University of Cape Town.
Garisch (D,) DIFFICULT GIFTS,
54 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R140
A collection of poems by Dawn Garisch.

"There is a balance of emotion and craft in Dawn Garische's poetry, a seamless welding of raw experience and self-observation, of music and thought. She writes the most personal space, always lit by her wry, focused understanding." Ken Barris

Dawn Garish is a medical doctor living in Cape Town. Her novel, "Trespass", was nominated for the Commonwealth Prize in Africa.
Gibson (G.) KAPLYN, gedigte
110 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R110
Gilbert Gibson's debut collection of poetry, "Boomplaats", was awarded the 2006 Protea Poetry Prize.
Gouws (T.) STIGMATA,
83 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R150
A new collection of poems by Tom Gouws.

Tom Gouws is the author of four previous volumes of poetry: "diaspora" (1990), "troglodiet" (1995), "Syspoor" (2002), and "Ligloop" (2010), for which he was awarded the 2011 ATKV Prize.

Text in Afrikaans.
Gqoba (W.W.) ISIZWE ESINEMBALI, Xhosa histories and poetry (1873-1888), edited and translated by Jeff Opland, Wandile Kuse and Pamela Maseko
550pp., paperback, Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa Literature, Volume 1, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R300
A collection of all of William Wellington Gqoba's writings, in Xhosa and English translation.

Wagonmaker, preacher, teacher, historian, poet, and folklorist William Wellington Gqoba (1840-88) served on mission stations as a catechist and ended his career as editor of the Lovedale newspaper "Isigidimisama-Xosa". He was the author of letters, anecdotes, expositions of proverbs, histories and poetry.

Jeff Opland is the author of "Xhosa Oral Poetry" (1983) and "Xhosa Poets and Poetry" (1998). He has also edited and translated Xhosa works by Nontsizi Mgqwetho and S.E.K.Mqhayi. An account of his long association with Yali-Manisi, "The Dassie and the Hunter", was published in 2005.
Pamela Maseko teaches Sociolinguistics and Applied Language Studies, with a focus on Translation Studies, at Rhodes University. She has translated and adapted various literary fictional and non-fictional texts into isiXhosa.
Gray (S.) ROUGH PASSAGE, and other poems
95 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R160
A new collection of poems by Stephen Gray, bringing together poems previously published in English-language journals around the world.

Academic, critic, editor and writer Stephen Gray was born in Cape Town in 1941 and lives in Johannesburg. Until 1992 he was Professor of English at Rand Afrikaans University. He has published novels, poetry, biography, essays and a play. His latest volumes of poetry include "Shelley Cinema" (2006) and "Taking Off" (2012).
Groenewald (I.C.) trans. AFRIKAMASUTRA,
167 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d,w., Reprint, Pretoria, 2013. R
An Afrikaans translation of Sir Richard Burton's 1883 translation of Vãtsyãyana’s "Kama Sutra".
Hagge (Q.) POEMS, BOET, from the Eastern Cape and Border
117 pp., paperback, No Place, 2014. R90
A collection of poems about the Eastern Cape and Border regions of South Africa, where Quentin Hagge has lived for most of his life.
Hambidge (J.) INDEKS,
129pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R175
"Elke gedig in hierdie uiters volwasse bundel verken brokkie vir brokkie die aard en semantiek van ’n digkuns: Dit reis op uitgebreide paaie na wat die wese is van die digkuns, ook die digter se eie poësie. In Joan Hambidge se oeuvre is hierdie bundel ’n groot sprong; die hele Indeks werk aan en oor die digkuns met ’n feitlik mistieke bewondering en respek vir die woord. Dit kan beskou word as haar mees “taalkundige” bundel, want die digter is in konstante gesprek met die woord en die moontlikhede wat die woord bied. Haar vermoë om die woord se wisselende buie, in gesprek met ander woorde, raak te sien en te benut, is nog nooit só suksesvol aangewend nie. Met die meer liriese aard, groter toeganklikheid en innige menslikheid sal Indeks as ’n hoogtepunt in Hambidge se digkuns beskou word." Versindaba website

Joan Hambidge was born in 1956 in Aliwal North. Her first volume of poetry, "Hartskrif", was published in 1985. She received the Eugène Marais Prize in 1986 for her second volume, "Bitterlemoene". In 2012 she was awarded the ATKV prize for her 23rd volume of poetry, "Visums by Verstek".

She is Professor in Afrikaans and Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town.
Hambidge (J.) LOT SE VROU,
88 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R150
A new collection of poems by Joan Hambidge.

Joan Hambidge has published twenty-two previous volumes of poetry, including "Bitterlemoene" (1986), for which she was awarded The Eugene Marais Prize, "Verdraaide Raaisels" (1990), "Ewebeeld" (1997), "Lykgedigte (2000) and "Visums by Verstek" (2011).

Text in Afrikaans.
Hambidge (J.) MATRIKS,
160pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R175
A new collection of poems in Afrikaans by Joan Hambidge.

Joan Hambidge has published twenty-three previous volumes of poetry, including "Bitterlemoene" (1986), "Verdraaide Raaisels" (1990), "Ewebeeld" (1997), "Lykgedigte (2000), "Visums by Verstek", (2011), "Lot se Vrou" (2012) and "Meditasies" (2013). She has been awarded the Eugene Marais Prize and the ATKV Poetry Prize.
Hambidge (J.) MEDITASIES,
91 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R155
A new collection of poems by Joan Hambidge.

Text in Afrikaans.

Joan Hambidge has published twenty-three previous volumes of poetry, including "Bitterlemoene" (1986), for which she was awarded The Eugene Marais Prize, "Verdraaide Raaisels" (1990), "Ewebeeld" (1997), "Lykgedigte (2000), "Visums by Verstek" (2011) and "Lot se Vrou" (2012).
Hammerton (K.) THE WEATHER REPORT,
64pp., paperback, (Cape Town), 2014. R160
A new collection of poems by Kerry Hammerton, author of "These Are the Lies I Told You" (2010). She lives in Cape Town.
Haresnape (G.) WHERE THE WIND WILLS, new poems
96 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R140
A new collection of poems by Geoffrey Haresnape. He is the author of four previous collections: "Drive of the Tide" (1976), "New-Born Images" (1991), "Mulberries in Autumn" (1996) and "The Living and the Dead: selected and new poems" (2005).

Geoffrey Haresnape is an Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Cape Town and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University.
Head (V.) THE LAUGHING DOVE AND OTHER POEMS,
70pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2015. R180
A collection of poems by Vernon Head, author of "The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World".

Architect Vernon Head was born in 1967 in Cape Town. He is past chairman of Birdlife South Africa and presently serves on the Advisory Board of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at the University of Cape Town.
Heeger (K.) BEYOND THE DELIVERY ROOM,
62 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R150
Performance poet Khadija Heeger's first collection of poems.

"Heeger's is a poetry of sincerity and acumen, searching for nuanced understanding and meaning among the welter of public clichés and private rationalisations by which most of us live. In a country whose people are 'vrek van pille roek met 'n apartheid spoek', these declarative, propulsive poems urge us to renew a process of reflection, self-examination and action." Kelwyn Sole.

Khadija Heeger was born in Cape Town and raised on the Cape Flats in the township of Hanover Park.
Higgs (C.) LAVA LAMP POEMS,
55 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R135
A new collection of poems by Colleen Higgs, author of "Halfborn Woman" (2004). She founded Mojaji Books, a publishing house for southern African women writers in 2007. She lives in Cape Town.

"The poems in 'Lava Lamp' are compelling: at once conversational and uncanny. Colleen Higgs tells the truth but tells it slant, insisting on the singularity of everything that is familiar - domesticity, marriage, motherhood, family. The sequence of poems set in Johanneburg is captivating." Finuala Dowling
Hirson (D.) GARDENING IN THE DARK,
68 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R110
Denis Hirson grew up in South Africa and now lives in Paris. He edited "The Lava of This Land: an anthology of South African poetry" and co-edited "The Heinemann Book of South African Short Stories". He is the author of the autobiographical writings, "The House Next Door to Africa", "I Remember King Kong (the Boxer)", "We Walk Straight So You Better Get Out the Way" and "White Scars, on reading and rites of passage".

This new collection of poetry was published in France as "Jardiner dans la noir" in 2007.
Hlongwane (K.), Ndlovu (S.) & Mutloatse (M.) eds. SOWETO '76, reflections on the liberation struggles, commemorating the 30th anniversary of June 16, 1976.
238 pp., oblong 4to., map, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R225
Includes poetry by Mongane Wally Serote, Steve Jacobs, Sipho Sepamla, James Matthews, Essop Patel, Chris van Wyk, Keorapetse Kgositsile and others, personal reflections by Robert Berold, Graeme Bloch, John Matshikiza, Khangela Ali Hlongwane, Harry Mashabela, and others, oral testimonies by some of those involved, and freedom songs.
Horwitz (A.) THE COLOURS OF OUR FLAG, poems
156pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R115
Illustrations by James de Villiers.

Allan Kolski Horwitz has published three other antologies of poems, "There are Two Birds at my Window", "Saving Water" and "Call from a Free State", and several plays. He is also one of the editors of the literary journal, "Botsotso".
Horwitz (A.), ka Ngwenya (S.) & Muila (I.) eds. BOTSOTSO 17, fiction, poetry, art work, essays, reviews
265pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R160
Includes three poems by Dennis Brutus and a short story, "Two Heads", by Ahmed Patel.
Horwitz (A.K.) & Edwards (K.) eds. BOTSOTSO, an anthology of contemporary South African poetry
236 pp., paperback, Hastings, 2009. R140
An anthology of poems by twelve poets who have been previously published by Botsotso, a magazine and publishing house founded by the Botsotso Jesters, a poetry performance group. The poets are Ike Mboneni Muila, Vonani Bila, Makhosazana Xaba, Kobus Moolman, Anet Kemp, Lisemelo Tlale, Bongekile Mbanjwa, Sumeera Dawwod, Clinton V du Plessis, Siphiwe ka Mgwenya, Donald Parenzee and Allan Kolski Horwitz.
Hugo (D.) TAKELWERK,
80pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R175
A new collection of Afrikaans poetry by Daniel Hugo.

Poet, writer, editor and academic Daniel Hugo was born in 1955 in Stellenbosch. He is the author of thirteen previous collections.
James (A.) THE FIRST BUSHMAN'S PATH, stories, songs and testimonies of the /Xam of the northern Cape, versions, with commentary
269 pp., maps, paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2001. R215
A collection of re-presentations of a selection of /Xam narrations from the Bleek and Lloyd Collection, together with explanatory notes, by poet Alan James.
Jijana (T.) FAILING MATHS AND MY OTHER CRIMES, poems
65pp., paperback, Cape Town , 2015. R140
Thabo Jijana was born in 1988 in eNgqushwa. In 2011 he received the Anthony Sampson Foundation Award and in 2014 he won the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award. In 2014 he published his first book, "Nobody's Business" a memoir. This is his first collection of poems. Currently he lives in Port Elizabeth where he works as a writer.
Jobson (L.) comp. THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, volume III
230 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R120
A selection of poems entered for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award competition. The competition was won by Kobus Moolman for his poem, "Daily Duty". Second prize went to Vonani Bila for his poem, "Memory". Nedine Moonsamy was awarded third prize for her poem, "me=mycelium=me".
Jobson (L.) comp. THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY 2011,
135 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R145
A selection of poems entered for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award competition. The competition was won by Dawn Garisch for her poem, "Miracle". Second prize went to Bev Rycroft. Kea' Modimoeng and Martha Pretoors were jointly awarded third prize.
Jobson (L.) ed THE SOL PLAATJE EUROPEAN UNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY, volume II
180 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R145
A selection of poems entered for the second Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award. The competition was won by Siddig Khan for his poem, "Anthem for the old nations". Vonani Bila won second prize for his entry, "boys from seshego".
Jonker (I.) BLACK BUTTERFLIES, selected poems of Ingrid Jonker, translated from Afrikaans by André Brink and Antjie Krog
127 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R260
Includes an introduction by André Brink and a more extensive selection of Ingrid Jonker's poems than the 1988 translation, "Selected Poems" by Jack Cope and William Plomer.
Jonker (I.) VERSAMELDE GEDIGTE,
184pp., hardback, d.w., New Edition, Cape Town, 2016. R260
Based on the third revised edition of "Ingrid Jonker: Versamelde Gedigte". Includes early poems, "Ontvlugting" (1956), "Rook en Oker" (1963) and the posthumously published "Kantelson" (1966).
Joubert (M.) BLADSPIEËL,
110pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R175
Bladspieël is Marlise Joubert’s eighth collection of Afrikaans poetry.

Marlise Joubert was born in Limpopo and grew up in Warmbad (Bela Bela). She lives in Stellenbosch and is the webmaster of Versindaba.co.za.
Joubert (M.) ed. IN A BURNNG SEA, contemporary Afrikaans poetry in translation, an anthology, with an introduction and selection by André Brink
352pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R250
Includes both the original Afrikaans poems and the English translations. Poets include Breyten Breytenbach, T.T.Cloete, Johann de Lange, Joan Hambidge, Daniel Hugo, Antjie Krog, Petra Müller, Fanie Olivier, Lina Spies, Wilma Stockenström, and Marlene van Niekerk.
Kamfer (R.) HAMMIE,
95pp., paperback, Cape Town , 2016. R200
A new collection of poems in Afrikaans by Ronelda Kamfer.

Ronelda Kamfer was born in Cape Town in 1981. Her first collection of poetry, "Noudat Slapende Honde" won the 2009 Eugene Marais prize. Her second collection, "grond/ Santekraam", was awarded an Absa Kanna in 2012.
Kentridge (E.) SIGNS FOR AN EXHIBITION, poems
134pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R180
Eliza Kentirdge was born in Johannesburg in 1962. In her twenties she left for England where she works as an artist. Currently she lives in Wivenhoe. This is her first published collection.
Kozain (R.) GROUNDWORK,
78 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R200
A new collection of poems by Rustum Kozain. His debut collection, "This Carting Life" (2005), won the Ingrid Jonker Prize and the Olive Schreiner Prize.

Rustum Kozain was born in 1966, in Paarl. He lives in Cape Town.
Kozain (R.) THIS CARTING LIFE,
116 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. R215
Rustum Kozain was born in Paarl and now lives in Cape Town. In 2006 he received the Ingrid Jonker Prize. This is his first volume of poetry.

Krog (A.) LADY ANNE, a chronicle in verse, translated from the Afrikaans and with an afterword by the poet
121pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2017. R250
First published in Afrikaans in 1989. This English translation was first published in the USA in 2016.

“'Lady Anne' is far from being a collection narrowly fixed in two particular historical moments - eighteenth century colonial life and 1980s resistance to apartheid. Like all great poems its reach is wide and deep. In this masterly English translation it speaks to new circumstances, in particular renewed attacks by young South Africans on what they register as a still repressive colonial legacy and to conditions of power in many other places where issues of belonging, identity, speech and silence are alive and active. Alert to the dangers of complicity and despite her view that it is impossible 'to hone truth with the pen/ to live an honourable life within so much privilege', Antjie Krog engages these difficult subjects with originality and power, in poetic language of great beauty, passion and complexity.” Ingrid de Kok, author of "Familiar Ground". "Terrestrial Things" and "Other Signs"

“Throughout 'Lady Anne' there is a rugged, gripping quality to Krog’s language, digging deep into the nature of South African life and her own self-challenging relationship to it...There is substance here, a regard, a responsibility, a creative response which is in keeping with the original nature of the volume when it was first published during the turmoil of the last decade in South Africa in the 1980s...This is an extraordinary opportunity to present a writer of tremendous significance to a wholly new realm of readers.” Stephen Clingman, author of "Birthmark"

Antjie Krog is the author of thirteen other collections of poetry and 'Country of My Skull', a book about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that won the Olive Schreiner Prize and the Alan Paton Prize in 1998. She was awarded the 1989 Hertzog Prize for "Lady Anne".
Krog (A.) SKINNED,
170 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R170
A selection of Antjie Krog's poems translated into English.

Antjie Krog is the author of fourteen volumes of poetry and three non-fiction works, including "Country of My Skull", a book about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She has received the Eugene Marais Prize, the FNB Prize, the Protea Prize, the Alan Paton Prize and the Olive Schreiner Award.
Krog (A.) SYNAPSE,
117 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R215
A collection of poems by Antjie Krog, translated into English by Karen Press. Also available in Afrikaans as "Mede-wete".

Antjie Krog is the author of fourteen other collections of poetry and "'Country of My Skull", a book about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is Extraordinary Professor of Literature and Philosophy at the University of the Western Cape.
Krog (A.) VERWEERSKRIF,
99 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R130
Antjie Krog is the author of eleven other collections of poetry and 'Country of My Skull', a book about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

This collection is also available in English, entitled "Body Bereft". The poems are translated by the poet, Andries Wessels and Gus Ferguson.
Kruger (H.) LUSH, poems for four voices
61 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2007. R103
A debut collection by Haidee Kruger
Kruger (H.) THE RECKLESS SLEEPER,
50 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R145
A new collection of poems by Haidee Kruger, author of the collection "Lush" (2007).

"In this, her second individual collection, Haidee Kruger extends the accomplishment of her earlier work. With inventive use of line and page and an unusual, but telling, juxtaposition of images, she achieves a poetry that is simultaneously visceral and intellectual. Her poems are at once both toughly knarled and delicately gentle. They immerse the reader in a world where the body is interpenetrated by the natural, sexual and workaday, and the previously familiar emerges strange and new." Kelwyn Sole
Kunene (M.) PIPE DREAMS, Mazisi Kunene's Zulu poems, translated by Vusi Mchunu
258 pp., paperback, Johannesbuirg, 2013. R190
A selection of Mazisi Kunene's poems in English and Zulu, taken from the Zulu original, "Igudu likaSomcabeko", published in 1997.

Text in English and Zulu.

Poet, academic and anti-apartheid activist Mazisi Kunene (1930-2006) is best known for his poem, "Emperor Shaka the Great". A member of the ANC, he represented the organisation at the United Nations. He was Professor of African Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1975 until his retirement in 1992.

"Mazisi Kunene is simply the greatest African poet in the 20th century period. He was in the forefront of liberating Africa culturally by making to go back to writing in African languages." Ntongela Masilela

Vusi Mchunu is Chairman of House of Memory, a heritage and museums' consultancy.
Laurie (T.) SONSKYF,
103 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2007. R134
A collection of poetry in Afrikaans by Trienke Laurie. Her previous collections include "Skietspoel", for which she was awarded the Ingrid Jonker Prize in 1997.
Lombard (K.) SKADU OOR DIE SONWYSER,
84pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R150
A new collection of poems by Kobus Lombrad. His previous collections include "Vlerke vir my houteend" (2010).

Kobus Lombard was born in South Africa but grew up in Namibia. Now retired, he lives in Windhoek.
Louw (J.) IN DIE GROT VAN DIE SIBILLE,
92pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R175
A first collection of poems in Afrikaans by Juanita Louw.

"Ek is beindruk deur die wye verwysingsraamwerk van die bundel, die afwisseling in style en die ryk woordeskat. Die digter het 'n fyn aanvoeling vir klank en ritme. Wat wil 'n leser meer hé! O ja, natuurlike lewenservaring en gelouterde emosie. En dit is ook hier." Daniel Hugo, poet
Lovell (M.) SPEECH AFTER LONG SILENCE, a collection of poems
62pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2017. R170
Moira Lovell has published three previous volumes of poetry: "Out of the Mist", "Departures" and "Not All of Me is Dust". In 2000 she won the Olive Schreiner Award for Drama (Playwriting) for "Bedtime Stories". She recently retired from The Wykeham Collegiate where she was Head of the English Department.
Lyster (R.) MODERN RASPUTIN, poems
70pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R150
Rosa Lyster was born in Durban in 1984. She lives in Cape Town and is a PhD student at the University of Cape Town.
Mack (Y.) ILLUSTRATION OF SELF, poems from the heart
88pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R175
A self-published collection of poems by Yibanathi Mack. Mack lives in Khayelitsha, a township outside Cape Town.
Maclennan (D.) SELECTED POEMS,
180 pp., paperback, Johannesburg & Cape Town, 2006. R110
A selection of Don Maclennans's poems, from 1971 to the present.
Magona (S.) PLEASE, TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS,
79 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R130
A debut collection of poetry by novelist Sindiwe Magona, author of "Mother to Mother", amongst others.
Magrelli (V.) THE SECRET AMBITION, selected poems, translated from the Italian by Douglas Reid Skinner & Marco Fazzini
88pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R220
Valerio Magrelli lives in Rome. He is Professor of French Literature at the University of Cassino. He has published six collections of poems and a number or prose works.

Poet Douglas Reid-Skinner was born in South Africa in 1949. In the 1970s and 1980s he lived in London, New York and San Francisco. Back in Cape Town he founded Carrefour Press, edited the literary journals Upstream and New Contrast and founded and edited the South African Literary Review. Currently he lives in London.
Marco Fazzini lives in Vicenza and is a lecturer at the University of Ca'Foscari in Venice.
Mahola (M.) DANCING IN THE RAIN,
74 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R90
A collection of poetry by Mzi Mahola. His previous collections include "Strange Things" (1994) and "When Rains Come" (2000), which won the Olive Schriener Prize for 2001.
Mann (C.) HOME FROM HOME, new and selected poems
182 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R150
Chris Mann was born in 1948 in Port Elizabeth. He is based at the Institute for the Study of English in Africa, Rhodes University. His other anthologies include "Kites", "South Africans", "The Horn of Plenty", and "The Roman Centurion's Good Friday".
Marachera (D.) CEMETERY OF MIND, poems, compiled and edited by Flora Veit-Wild
222pp., paperback, Trenton, 1999. R325
Complied by Dambudzo Marechera's biographer, Flora Veit-Wild, this collection contains more than 140 poems, many of which were retrieved after his death and were previously unpublished. It also includes notes and a 1984 interview with the poet by Flora Veit-Wild.

Dambudzo Marechera was born in Zimbabwe in 1952 and died in 1987 at the age of 35. His novel, "House of Hunger", was awarded the 1979 Guardian Fiction Prize. He left behind a large number of unpublished literary works. "The Black Insider", "Cemetery of Mind" and "Scrapiron Blues" were all published after his death.

Flora Veit-Wild is Professor of African Literature at Humboldt University in Berlin. She is also co-editor of "Emerging Perspectives on Dambudzo Marechera" and author of "Writing Madness, borderlines of the body in African literature".
Marais (D.) SOLANK VERLANGE DIE SWEEP SWAAI,
106 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
A new collection of poems by Danie Marais.

In Afrikaans.

Danie Marais was born in Kimberely in 1971. His debut collection, "In die buitenste ruimte" won the Ingrid Jonker, Eugene Marais and University of Johannesburg prizes in 2007. His second collection, "Al is die maan 'n misverstand" was awarded the 2010 South African Literary Award Poetry Prize. He is currently a freelance journalist living in Cape Town.
Mashile (L.) FLYING ABOVE THE SKY,
124 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R135
A second collection of poems by Lebogang Mashile. Her first collection, "In a Ribbon of Rhythm", published in 2005, won the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa in 2006.
Matthews (J.) AGE IS A BEAUTIFUL PHASE, with photographs by Benny Gool, Rashid Lombard and George Hallett
58 pp., illus., paperback, Second Edition, Cape Town, 2014. R180
A collection of poems by struggle poet, writer and publisher James Matthews. His previous anthologies of poems include "Cry Rage", "Poisoned Wells & Other Delights" and "Poems from a Prison Cell".

"I got to know James Matthews, the firebrand dissident poet, many, many years ago. His work described our collective pain..The James Matthews I have come to know of late, in the warm twilight of our lives, displays no scars of the past. No bitterness that the only economic reward to show from a lifetime of work is a government old age pension. No bewilderment about his increasing physical frailities. No anxiety about the future. He is content." Leah Tutu
Matthews (J.) CRY RAGE, odyssey of a dissident poet
362 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. R175
Foreword by Neville Alexander.

An anthology of James Matthews's poems which includes the books "Cry Rage" (1972), Pass Me a Meatball, Jones" (1977), "No Time for Dreams" (1981), "From Exiles Within" (1986), "Poisoned Wells and Other Delights" (1990), "Flames and Flowers" (2000) , selections from "Black Voice Shout" (1974) and 6 poems not previously published in book form. "Pass Me a Meatball, Jones", banned in 1977, was reissued in 2001 as "Poems from a Prison Cell".
Matthews (J.) GENTLY STIRS MY SOUL,
73pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Grahamstown, 2015. R247
A new collection of poems by struggle poet, writer and publisher James Matthews. His previous anthologies of poems include "Cry Rage", "Poisoned Wells & Other Delights", "Poems from a Prison Cell" and "Age is a Beautiful Phase".

Foreword by Mongane Wally Serote.


Mavimbela (V.) NO LULLABY FOR MY COUNTRY, and other poems
105pp., paperback, Durban, 2015. R130
A self-published collection of poems by Vusi Mavimbela.

"In this book of poems Vusi Mavimbela looks over the shoulder at the fruits of history: some not ripe yet, some so ripe, and yet others, so ripe and vulgar, and there are those that have fallen to the ground as wasted bitter fruit..." Mongane Wally Serote

Vusi Mavimbela is currently South Africa's Ambassador to Zimbabwe.
Mbuli (M.) THE VOICE OF REASON,
92 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R106
A collection of poetry by popular poet and "mbaqanga" singer Mzwakhe Mbuli.

Mzwakhe Mbuli was born in Sophiatown in 1958. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he played a prominent role in the cultural activities of the United Democratic Front. In 1999 he was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for armed robbery and possession of a hand grenade - crimes he has consistently denied committing. He was released in 2003.
Mervis (J.) WOMAN UNFOLDING,
62 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R140
A debut collection of poems by Jenna Mervis, a freelance writer living in Cape Town. Earlier versions of these poems have appeared in the journals New Contrast, New Coin and Carapace.
Metelerkamp (J.) NOW THE WORLD TAKES THESE BREATHS,
61 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
A new collection of poems by Joan Metelerkamp.

Joan Metelerkamp is the author of seven previous books of poems. She was born in 1956 in Pretoria and currently lives in Knysna. In 1991 she was awarded the Sanlam Prize for Literature.
Mitra (A.) & Nkealah (N.) eds. SPLINTERS OF A MIRAGE DAWN, anthology of migrant poetry from South Africa
87 pp., illus., paperback, East London, 2013. R150
A collection of poems the document the migrant experience, written by people from all over the world who are currently living in South Africa.
Mitra (A.) ed. UNBREAKING THE RAINBOW, voices of protest from new South Africa
94 pp., paperback, East London, 2012. R150
A collection of protest poetry written after 1994. Poets include Arja Salafranca, Amitabh MitraDeena Padayachee, Fiona Khan, Gary Cummisky, Geoffrey Haresnape, Karen Lazar, Khadija Tracey Heeger, Ravi Naicker, Shabbir Banoobhai, and Peter Horn.
Mkuti (L.) ED. ORCHESTRA OF TONGUES,
140 pp., paperback, Elim, 2008. R125
An anthology of poetry compiled by poet and teacher Lukas Mkuti, who currently works in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Limpopo.

Introduction by Harry Garuba, Dept.of English, University of Cape Town.

Poets include Mphutlane wa Bofelo, Tanure Ojaide, Gabeba Baderoon, Mxolisi Nyezwa, Lukas Mkuti, Robert Greig, Mpho Romaano and Vonani Bila.
Moffett (H.) PRUNINGS, poems
50pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R120
A collection of poems by Helen Moffett.

Helen Moffett was born in 1961 in Pretoria. Her first poetry collection, "Strange Fruit", was published in 2009. She lives in Cape Town.
Mokhosi (R.) comp. BASADZI VOICES, an anthology of poetic writing by young black South African women
86 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R120
Rose Mokhosi started the Young Basadzi poets' group in Durban in 2004, intended as a platform for young women. Later that year she sent out an email calling for young women writers to submit poems for inclusion in a collection. The 13 women included in this anthology, aged between 19 and 29 years, were selected from the responses she received from around the country.
Mokhothu (M.) A SUITCASE FOR LIFELA, poems
64pp., 4to., illus., paperback, East London, 2015. R180
A collection of poems by Mannini Mokhothu, written in a mix of Sesotho and English.

Introduction by Antjie Krog.

Mannini Mokhothu moves between Semonkong, a village in Lesotho, and Cape Town.
Molebatsi (N.) comp. & ed. WE ARE..., a poetry anthology
104 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R120
Foreword by Gcina Mhlope.

A collections of poems written by young South Africans, mainly women. Contributors include Phillippa de Villiers, Myesha Jenkins, Maakomele "mak" Manaka, Napo Masheane, Lebogang Mashile, Natalia Molebatsi and Otumile Shupinganeng.
Moolman (K.) A BOOK OF ROOMS,
98pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2014. R90
A new collection of poems by Kobus Moolman. Kobus Moolman has published six previous collections of poetry and several plays. He has been awarded the Ingrid Jonker prize, the DALRO poetry prize, the South African Literary Award, the PANSA award, and the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry award. He teaches creative writing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Motadinyane (I.) COMPLETE POEMS,
58pp., paperback, New Edition, Grahamstown, 2016. R95
Originally published as "Bella" in 2007. Lesego Rampolokeng made new translations of the six Sesotho poems and Sesotho phrases in the other poems.

Isabella Motadinyane was born in 1963 in Soweto and died in 2003 in Orange Farm. She wrote in English, Isicamtho and Sesotho. She was a member of the Botsotso Jesters poetry performance group
Mtshali (M.O.) SOUNDS OF A COWHIDE DRUM/ IMISINDO YESIGUBHU SESIKHUMBA SENKOMO,
173 pp., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, (1971) 2012. R160
Foreword by Nadine Gordimer.

A new edition of Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali's collection of poems, first published in 1971. In this edition Mtshali has added a simultaneous isiZulu translation of each of the poems.
Mulgrew (N.) THE MYTH OF THIS IS THAT WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, poems
67pp., paperback, Cape Town , 2015. R140
Nick Mulgrew's first collection of poems.

Nick Mulgrew was born in Durban in 1990 and grew up in uMhlanga and Auckland. He currently lives in Cape Town where he works as a writer and publisher.
Mulgrew (N.) ed. UHLANGA, issue 1, 2014, Stella Natalis
61pp., illus., paperback, La Lucia, 2014. R65
uHlanga is an annual magazine of poetry and photography from, about and inspired by the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Müller (P.) NIGHT CROSSING,
110 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R110
Petra Müller has published six volumes of prose and five other volumes of poetry, all in Afrikaans. This is her first volume of English poems. In 2005 she was awarded the Hertzog prize for Poetry.
Muthien (B.) OVA, the poetry of Bernedette Muthien
148pp. paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R228
"Personally I loved reading Bernadette's long overdue first solo collection of poetry. Her poetry manages to cover a wide canvas moving with ease from the intimate to the political, giving voice to our deepest hopes, fears, desires and vision for the future. She talks of the local and particular in a way that makes her work have universal import." Michael Lapsley, Director of the Institute for the Healing of Memories.

"A poet like Bernedette Muthien who has something to say and can say it in terse, striking images is a rare phenomenon in South African literature. Among all the verbal diarrhea of much of contemporary poetry her words are shining diamonds." Peter Horn, poet

Bernedette Muthien is co-founder and Executive Director of Engender, an NGO based in Cape Town. She was the first Fullbright-Amy Biehl fellow at Stanford University.
Naudé (C-P.) AGAINST THE LIGHT,
131 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2007. R120
Translation of "In die Geheim van die Dag" (2004) by Charl-Pierre Naudé.

Poet Charl-Pierre Naudé's second collection, "In die Geheim van die Dag" won the Protea Prize for Poetry 2005 and the M-Net Prize for Afrikaans Poetry 2005. His first collection, "Die Nomadiese Oomblik" won the Ingrid Jonker Prize for poetry 1997.
Naudé (C-P.) AL DIE LIEFLIKE DADE,
191pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
A new collection of poetry by Charl-Pierre Naudé, author of "Die nomadiese oomblik" (1995)and "In die geheim van die dag"(2004).

"'Al die lieflike dade' daag opnuut die Afrikaanse poësieleser uit met sy omvang, kompleksiteit, beeldkrag en unieke poëtiese segging. Dit vra om ’n toegewyde lees, maar diegene wat volhard sal in alle opsigte beloon word." Louise Viljoen

Ntuli (P.) PITIKA NTULI, the poetry
100pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R110
Pitika Ntuli is a South African sculptor, poet, writer and academic. Born in Gauteng in 1943, he spent twenty-two years of his life in exile in Swaziland and the UK. He holds an MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York. In the UK he taught at Camberwell College of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the London College of Printing, Middlesex University and the University of East London. Currently he is Professor Extraordinaire at Tshwane University of Technology. This collection of poetry is illustrated with images of some of his sculptures.
Nxumalo (C.) GHETTO SHAKESPEARE,
89pp., illus., paperback, (Cape Town), 2016. R150
A new collection of poems by Collen Nxumalo, author of "From This Point" and "Heaven is a Better Place".

Foreword by Hector Kunene.

Collen Nxumalo was born and raised in a township outside Nelspruit. He now lives in Johannesburg.
Nxumalo (K.) FHEDZI, iamgoingtoknowmgwalopatterns, poems
92 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R140
A collection of poems by Khulile Nxumalo.

"Khulile Nxumalo is one of the few people in South Africa using longer experimental forms. He has found a creative way of breaking up the English language and fusing it with other languages. He is also capable of intense lyrical expression." Robert Berold, poet

Khulile Nxumalo was born in Soweto in 1971. He has twice won the DALRO Award for poetry. Hie first volume of poems, "then flapping elbows, mama", was published in 2004.
Odendaal (B.) ONBEDOELDE LAND,
102 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R110
A collection of poems in Afrikaans by Bernard Odendaal, who lectures in Afrikaans and Dutch literature at the University of the Orange Free State.
Okai (A.) MANDELA THE SPEAR, and other poems
131 pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, (2008) 2013. R188
This book was first published in Ghana in 2008.

A collection of poems by Ghanaian poet, Atukwei Okai.

Atukwei Okai was born in Accra in 1941. He is the Secretary- General of the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA). He taught Russian literature at the University of Ghana and from 1984 to 2001 was Senior Research Fellow in African Literature at the Institute of African Studies. Currently he is Head of the GaDangme Education Department at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. His poems have been translated into many languages.
Olivier (F.) comp. DIE HEEL MOOISTE AFRIKAANSE LIEFDESGEDIGTE,
288pp., paperback, Revsed Edition, Cape Town, (1986) (2015). R250
A new, expanded edition of this collection of the most popular and well known love poems in Afrikaans, compiled by poet Fanie Olivier. The poems are arranged chronologically according to the year of publication of the collection from which the poems are taken. This edition includes 18 new poets and poems that have appeared after 2010.
Opland (J.) & Mtuze (P.) eds. & trans. JOHN SOLILO, Umoya Wenbongi, collected poems (1922-1935)
416pp., paperback, Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa Literature, Volume 3, Pietermaritburg, 2016. R195
John Solilo (1864-1940) submitted many letters and articles, as well as many poems, to Xhosa-language newspapers. His major literary contribution was his collection of poems, "Izala" (A Rubbish Dump), published in 1925. In this book the 65 poems from "Izala", as well as 28 poems previously published in newspapers, have been reprinted.

Jeff Opland is the author of "Xhosa Oral Poetry" (1983) and "Xhosa Poets and Poetry" (1998). He has also edited and translated Xhosa works by Nontsizi Mgqwetho and S.E.K.Mqhayi. An account of his long association with Yali-Manisi, "The Dassie and the Hunter", was published in 2005.

Peter Mtuze has written novels, short stories, essays. drama, poetry, autobiographies and language books in isiXhosa. He translated Nelson Mandela's autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom", into isiXhosa. He also worked on the University of Fort Hare Xhosa Dictionary Project. He is Professor Emeritus at Rhodes University.
Opland (J.) ed.& trans. THE NATION'S BOUNTY, the Xhosa poetry of Nontsizi Mgqwetho
478 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R150
Foreword by Isabel Hofmeyr.

A collection of nearly one hundred poems written from 1920 to 1929 by Nontsizi Mgqwetho in Johannesburg for the newspaper, 'Umteteli wa Bantu'. Jeff Opland, a leading scholar of Xhosa literature, located and collected these poems and translated them with the help of Phyllis Ntantala and Abner Nyamende.
Paulse (A.) ONS,
163pp., paperback, George, 2016. R175
A collection of poems by Andy Paulse.

"In die Skurweberge van die Koue Bokkeveld, 80 jaar ná Boerneef, is daar nou ’n digter wat ’n nuwe veer laat val vir Afrikaans. Andy Paulse. ’n Bokveller in murg en been...Met sy debuutdigbundel Ons (Kreativ SA) het Andy stem geword vir die stemloses: die karretjiemense, die randstaners in die samelewing, dié wat mishandel word. Maar veral die plaaswerkers, die bruin mense van die Wes-Kaap...Adam Small én Boerneef vir ’n nuwe generasie." Hanlie Retief

Andy Paulse was grew up on a farm in the Koue Bokkeveld, where he still lives. He works as production manager for Cedar Fruit Farms.
Phosa (M.) CHANTS OF FREEDOM,
45pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R160
A collection of poems by Mathews Phosa, mostly written while he was in exile as a commander of an Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) unit.

Mathews Phosa was born in Mbombela township in Nelspruit, but grew up in a rural area near Potgietersrus (Mokopane). He left South Africa in 1985 and in 1986 became regional commander of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the ANC. He returned to South Africa in 1990, was involved in the negotiations with the Nationalist Party government, played an important part in CODESA, and headed the ANC's legal department. After the 1994 elections he was appointed Premier of Mpumalanga. He has also published a collection of Afrikaans poems, "Deur die Oog van 'n Naald".
Press (K.) SLOWLY, AS IF,
148 pp., paperback, Manchester, 2012. R135
A collection of poems by Karen Press.

"It is largely a poetry of whispers, of hints, of indirect statement, yet with cables as strong as steel for its backbone." South African Sunday Independent

Karen Press has published eight collections of poetry, including "Home" and "The Canary's Songbook". She co-founded the publishing collective Buchu Books. She lives in Cape Town and works as a freelance editor and writer.
Pullin (W.) TALES AND POEMS OF THE RHODESIAN BUSH-WAR, (circa 1967-1979)
372pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R250
A self-published collection of stories and poems written over a period of thirty years and based on actual events.

Winston Pullin was born in Cape Town in 1949. In 1965 he joined the South African Navy. In 1967 he joined the Rhodesian Army in One Commando The Rhodesian Light Infantry, C Squadron Special Air Services and later became a senior instructor.
Rampolokeng (L.) HEAD ON FIRE, rants/ notes/ poems 2001-2011
175 pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2012. R155
This is Lesego Rampolokeng's first collection of poems to be published in South Africa since "The Bavino Sermons" (1999). It includes the complete text of "The Second Chapter", published in Berlin in 2003.

Lesego Rampolokeng was born in 1965 in Soweto. His other books of poetry include "Horns for Hondo" (1990) and "Talking Rain" (1993).
Rhode (S.) NOMME 2O DELPHISTRAAT,
45pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R150
A collection of Afrikaans poems, some of which are written in "Kaaps" (Cape Afrikaans).

"[Shirmoney Rhode] vlek die lewe op die Vlakte op die been oop en haal die mooi, die vuil end die seer daaruit." Diana Ferrus, author of "I've Come To Take You Home"

Performance poet Shirmoney Rhode was born in 1991 and grew up in Elsies River on the Cape Flats.
Robinson (I.G.) "PIMP MY POETRY",
100 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R110
A collection of poetry by Hip Hop slam poet Iain Gregory Robinson aka EWOK.

Graffiti artist, poet, actor, writer and director Iain Gregory Robinson aka EWOK was born in the Eastern Cape in 1981 and lives and works in Durban. He is also a director of the Life Check Youth Development Initiative, a community-based Hip Hop platform for local artists.
Rycroft (B.) MISSING, poems
77 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R145
A debut collection of poems by Cape Town writer and journalist Beverly Rycroft.

"This astonishingly moving debut collection reads compellingly as one complete story. 'Missing' covers the archetypal journey from sickness and near death to transformation and hope. Rycroft wears her exquisite poetic technique lightly - though rich in deftly-crafted images, the poems are profoundly inviting, readable, memorable. I could not put it down." Finuala Dowling
Salafranca (A.) BEYOND TOUCH, poems
79pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R160
"Arja Salafranca proves here that the most effective poetry is always direct, concrete and singular. And, above all, frank. Even if it makes us flinch in recognition. Even if it leaves us slightly devastated. Certainly different." Kobus Moolman, author of "A Book of Rooms"

Arja Salafranca is the arts and lifestyle editor at The Sunday Independent. She lives in Pretoria. She is the author of two previous collections of poems and the collection of short stories, "The Thin Line".
Schonstein (P.) comp. AFRICA ABLAZE!, poems and prose pieces of war and civil conflict
428 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R155
A collection of poems and prose pieces on war and civil conflict in Africa.

Includes work by Lionel Abrahams, Robert Berold, Herman Charles Bosman, Kevin Carter, Janet Cherry, Shimmer Chinodya, J.M.Coetzee, Jeremy Cronin, Patrick Cullinan, Keith Gottschalk, Mzi Mahola, Nelson Mandela, Antjie Krog, Oswald Mtshali, Karen Press, Deneys Reitz, Kelwyn Sole, and many more.
Schonstein (P.) comp. AFRICA! MY AFRICA!, an anthology of poems
330 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R325
A selection of poems about Africa. Includes poems by well-known poets, emerging poets, and poets as yet unknown.
Seima (M.) DRUMS OF HOPE,
52 pp., paperback, (Pretoria), 2010. R177
Foreword by Lebo Mashile.

Matome Seima's first collection of poetry in English. His previous collection was written in his home language, North Sotho.
Serote (M.W.) QUITE FOOTSTEPS,
63 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R99
A new long poem by Mongane Wally Serote in which he explores morality, or the lack of it, in the new South Africa.

..."africa seize this hour and remind us/ we must be merciful/ to dust, to soil, particles, to stones, to mountains/ merciful/ to the life of the ant,/ and to the seed and to the plant/ the water and the sea/ so we can be merciful to ourselves/ africa of cabral, toure, nkwame/ knows that poverty/ is merciless..."
Sitas (A.) FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, the India section
117pp., colour illus., paperback, CD, Pretoria, 2014. R225
Ari Sitas' thirty-two poems reconstruct Jules Verne's journey of 1872. The poems are accompanied by original Kerala artwork by Ammi Atmaja. There is also a CD of original Indian music composed and recorded for this book.

"The narrative is presented, amongst other things, as a quest for the holy grail of the real India. The story unfolds as a journey, an odyssey, an ode to India, with a sensuous poetic quality. The author has captured the kaleidoscope of the sub-continent, in all its infinite and palpable variety. We are dealing here with an intriguing and unusual book, which touches many modes of thinking and experience. I would describe it as a 'tour de force' - animated, passionate and compelling." Betty Govinden

Sociologist, novelist, poet, playwright and cultural activist Ari Sitas was born in 1952 in Cyprus. A founder member of the Junction Avenue Theatre Company, he won the 1978 Olive Schreiner Award for his play, "Randlords and Rotgut". His previous collections of poetry include "Tropical Scars" (1989), "Slave Trades" (2000), "The RDP Poems" (2004) and "Rough Music, selected poems 1989-2013" (2013). He is currently a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town.
Sitas (A.) ROUGH MUSIC, selected poems, 1989-2013
158 pp., paperback, Grahamstown, 2013. R155
Sociologist, novelist, poet, playwright and cultural activist Ari Sitas was born in 1952 in Cyprus. A founder member of the Junction Avenue Theatre Company, he won the 1978 Olive Schreiner Award for his play, "Randlords and Rotgut". His previous collections of poetry include "Tropical Scars" (1989), "Slave Trades" (2000) and "The RDP Poems" (2004). He is currently a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town.
Skinner (D.R.) BLUE RIVERS, poems
56 pp., paperback, Cape Town & Charlton Kings, 2011. R148
Douglas Reid Skinner was born in Upington. His has published four previous collections: "Reassembling World", "The House in Pella District", "The Unspoken" and "The Middle Years". He currently lives in the UK.
Skinner (D.R.) HEAVEN, new & selected poems
96 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
"A life's work comes together here, brick slotted to brick, all cohering. From early to late this is poetry that has the courage, artistic as well as moral, to see things exactly as they are." JM Coetzee

Douglas Reid Skinner was born in Upington. He has published five poetry collections: "Reassembling World", "The House in Pella District", "The Unspoken", "The Middle Years", and "Blue Rivers", as well as a collection of translations. He directed the Carrefour Press from 1988 to 1992, and was editor of New Contrast from 1990 to 1992
Slippers (B.) FOTOSTAATMASJIEN,
122pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R200
A collection of Afrikaans poems by Bibi Slippers.

Journalist Bibi Slippers works in the TV industry. She lives in Johannesburg.
Smith (S.) DIE AARDE IS 'N EIERBLOU ARK,
95pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R160
A new collection of Afrikaans poems by Susan Smith, author of "In die Aanwesigheid van Sin" (2012).
Sole (K.) ABSENT TONGUES,
76 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R150
A new collection of poems by Kelwyn Sole.

"Kelwyn Sole's work thinks this country into some kind of language we can return to when reality confounds us, and the language of paid political commentators dumbfounds us. It is restless in its forward motion, formidably rich in its recruitment of forms of language to capture and make coherent the inner logic and madness of a human landscape that is itself constantly, restlessly inventing itself." Karen Press

"Kelwyn Sole is South Africa's foremost poet writing in English and this, his sixth volume, maintains and reaffirms an oevre that does not shy away from the difficult complexities of our lives. In lyrics and elegies, love is made strange and new, forceful yet fragile. And his political poems refute any notion that political art can never be art." Rustum Kozain

Kelwyn Sole was born in Johannesburg in 1951. At present he is a professor in the English Department of the University of Cape Town.
Solomons (A.) A SEASON OF TENDERNESS AND DREAD, a collection of poems, meditations and photographs
74pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R95
Abu Baker Solomons is a retired school principal. He was awarded a fellowship to pursue research in African literature at Northwestern University, USA, in 1992. He lives in Cape Town.
Stockenström (W.) DIE STOMME AARDE, 'n keur
135 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R140
A selection of Wilma Stockenström's poetry, chosen by the poet from her seven collections.

Wilma Stockenström received the Hertzog Prize in 1977 for her poetry collection, "Van vergetelheid en van glans". She was awarded it again in 1992 for her novel, "Abjater wat so lag". Her most well-known novel, "Die kremetartekspedisie", has been translated into English, French, Dutch, German and Italian.
Suttner (I.) HIDDEN AND REVEALED, poems
64 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R100
"This kind of poetry is 'simple'. But it is not the simplicity of shallowness: it is the lucidity of a deep pool...: Jeremy Gordin, Sunday Independent.
Symons (S.) QUESTIONS FOR THE SEA, poems
81pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R220
A debut collection of poems by Stephen Symons.

Stephen Symons was born in 1966 in Cape Town, where he lives and works as a lecturer and graphic designer.
Trantraal (N.) ALLES HET NIET KOM WÔD, 'n digbundel
59pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017. R60
A new collection of poems written in the Kaaps dialect.

Nathan Trantraal was born in 1983 in Cape Town. His first collection, "Chokers en Survivors" won the 2014 AKTV Woordfees Prize for poetry and the 2015 Ingrid Jonker Prize. Nathan draws the weekly comic strip, "The Richenbaums", for the Cape Times.
Trantraal (N.) CHOKERS EN SURVIVORS,
75 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R175
A debut collection of poems about life on the Cape Flats, written in the Kaaps dialect, by Nathan Trantraal.

"'n Bundel om sidderend van regop te sit! Wat op hierdie bladsye staan het niemand nog ooit in Afrikaans gelees nie." Antjie Krog

"Skokkend, skreeusnaaks en ontroerend. Jy will nóg lees, en wéér lees." Alfred Schaffer

Nathan Trantraal was born in 1983 in Cape Town. In 2003, he and his brother André published their first comic strip, "Urban Tribe", for the Cape Argus. They have published the graphic novel, "Stormkaap, drome kom altyd andersom uit" and the township comic, "Coloureds". Nathan draws the weekly comic strip, "The Richenbaums", for the Cape Times.
Umukoro (S.) HEART STRINGS,
58 pp., illus,. paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R80
A debut collection of poems by Nigerian writer Sam Umukoro
van Bart (M.) SONGS OF THE VELD, and other poems, English poems on the Anglo-Boer War/ Engelse gedigte oor die Anglo-Boereoorlog
136 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Reprint, Cape Town, (1902) 2008. R285
This anthology was originally published in 1902 in London. The poems chosen had originally appeared in The New Age, a weekly publication on Christian culture, social service and literary life edited by Anglican clergymen. This facsimile re-edition has an additional preface, introduction, postscript and background chapters in English and Afrikaans by journalist Marthinus van Bart. The poets include C Louis Leipoldt, Elizabeth (Betty) Molteno, Alice Greene, Anna Purcell and Friedrich Carl Kolbe.

Text in English and Afrikaans.
van der Merwe (M.), Krog (A.) & Magona (S.) comps. THIS IS MY LAND,
88 pp., paperback, Cape Town, No Date. R116
A collection of poems and short stories from the Univerity of the Western Cape's UWC CREATES Programme.

"'This is my Land' resounds with new voices that demonstrate an impressive range. By turns lyrical, elegaic, funny, angry, provocative, folkloric and utterly contemporary, they caught and held my rapt attention. These are the Mphahleles, Wicombs, Mdas, Smalls, Nortjes and Bessie Heads of the coming generation." Finuala Dowling, poet and novelist

Text in English and Afrikaans.
van Niekerk (J.), Handler (R.) & Railoun (N.) FOR THE DURATION, poems
159pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R150
A collection of poems by Jana van Niekerk, Rosemund Handler and Natalie Railoun.
van Niekerk (M.) KAAR,
212pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R220
A new collection of Afrikaans poems by Marlene van Niekerk, author of the novels "Triomf" (1994) and "Agaat" (2004) and the poetry collections "Sprokkelster" (1997) and Groenstar (1983).
van Staden (I.) WAAR DIE OOG VAN STIL WORD,
57pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R150
A new collection of poems by Ilse van Staden.

Ilse van Staden was born in 1972 in Pretoria. Her first collection of poems, "Watervlerk" (2003) won both the Eugène Marais and the Ingrid Jonker Prizes. Her second collection, "Fluisterklip", was published in 2008.
Vos (C.) DIE AFDRUK VAN ONS HANDE,
99 pp., hardback, Pretoria, 2007. R103
Cas Vos is Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria. His previous collections of poetry include "Vuurtog" (1999), "Gode van Papier" (2001) and "Enkeldiep" (2003).
Vundla (M.) & Horwitz (A.) eds. HOME IS WHERE THE MIC IS,
187pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R150
A collection of contemporary South African youth poetry. All these poets belong to the Spoken Word movement in South Africa and regularly present their work at festivals, slam competitions, open mic sessions and workshops.

Watson (S.) THE LIGHT ECHO, and other poems, 2000-2006
124 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R165
Poet Stephen Watson teaches in the English Department at the University of Cape Town.
Williams (A.) BUMPER CARS,
86pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R140
Athol Williams grew up in Mitchell's Plain in Cape Town. He is the founder of Read to Rise, a youth literary NGO. He has published two other collections of poetry under the pseudonym AE Ballakisten, an autobiography, "Pushing Boulders", and the "Oaky" series of children's books. He won the 2015 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award for his poem "Teatime".
Winckel-Mellish (R.) A LIONESS AT MY HEELS,
44 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R110
Robin Winckel-Mellish lives in the Netherlands and runs a poetry critique group in Amsterdam. This, her first collection of poetry, explores living in Europe and being South African.
Woodward (W.) A SAVING BANNISTER, poems
59pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R150
Wendy Woodward's third volume of poetry. Her first two collections are “Sèance for the Body” and “Love, Hate and Other Animals”.

Wendy Woodward teaches Southern African Literature, Animal Studies and Creative Writing in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape.
Wylie (D.) ROAD WORK,
82 pp., paperback, Durban, 2007. R110
A new collection of poems by poet and academic Dan Wylie, who teaches in the Department of English at Rhodes University.
Wylie (D.) ed. DON MACLENNAN , collected poems
463 pp., illus., paperback , Cape Town, 2013. R320
A companion volume to "'No Other World' - essays on the life-work of Don Maclennan", edited by Dan Wylie & Craig MacKenzie (2012).

This volume contains around six hundred poems, including all twenty-three published volumes as well as poems previously published in periodicals.

Don Maclennan was born in London in 1929 and his family immigrated to Johannesburg in 1938. He taught English at Rhodes University from 1966 until his retirement in 1994. He died in 2009.

"These poems derive their power from a kind of loyalty to the moment of immediate and existential sensibility." Tony Voss, poet.

"There is nothing phony about these poems. They are written by someone who knows precisely what he is, has seen life, still strongly experiences the erotic, takes joy in nature and cares for his fellow person." Joan Hambidge, poet.

"He was a master practitioner of a very exacting craft, and he had the courage to speak in a voice that was highly individual and 'non-populist'. With their limpidity, wry incisiveness and hard-won wisdom, Maclennan's poems have outlasted the era that spurned them." Craig Mackenzie, Professor of English, University of Johannesburg.

Poet and academic Dan Wylie is Professor of English at Rhodes University.
Wylie (D.) text & Britz (R.D.) illus. SLOW FIRES,
53 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R295
A collection of poems by Dan Wylie, with etchings by Roxandra Dardagan Britz.

"In this series of 24 poems and etchings, Dan Wylie and Roxandra Dardagan Britz marry gritty politics with voices of animal consciousness in a dark but compassionate meditation on our fragilities in a world predominantly predatory, toxic or indifferent. The poems and images in this book celebrate and mourn, remind us of the ephemeral and the substantial in our lives, or imagine a space in which animals speak with wisdom, sadness and humour." from the publisher's website

Poet and academic Dan Wyle teaches English at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. His publications include two books on Shaka, a memoir, and several volumes of poetry. In 2004 he founded the annual Literature and Ecology Colloquium and edited a collection of essays, "Toxic Belonging, identity and ecology in southern Africa".
Artist and printmaker Roxandra Dardagan Britz was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 1962. She lives and works in Grahamstown.
Xaba (M,) THESE HANDS,
58pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2005) 2017. R160
"Finally, and essentially, back in print, Makhosazana Xaba's debut collection contains powerful societal critique alongside moving meditations on love and intimacy. Writing in incisive, unadorned language, Xaba confronts racism and misogyny to devastating effect. She then turns her hand to the intimacies that exist between women, within family, and between the poet and her own writing." Jenny du Preez

Makhosazana Xaba is also the author of the poetry collection "Tongues of Their Mothers" and the collection of short stories, "Running and other stories", which won the 2014 SALA Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award. "Running", the short story, won the Deon Hofmeyr Prize for Creative Writing in 2005. She is the editor of "Like the Untouchable Wind: an anthology of poems" and co-edited "Proudly Malawian: life stories from lesbian and gender-nonconforming individuals" and "Queer Africa: new and collection fiction", which won the 26th Lambda Literary Award for the fiction anthology category.
Zieman (F.) THIS LISTING PLACE, poems
55pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R150
A collection of poems selected for publication by the poet shortly before she died.

"Fran Zieman's lyrical gift shines through in 'This Listing Place', her lifetime's work. She has an unerring sense of what makes a poem sing and her images are haunting." Fiona Zerbst

Fran Zieman was born in Canada in 1923. In 1949 sha married an English journalist and emigrated to England. In 1964 the family moved to South Africa. She died in 2014.
[Opland (J.) & Maseko (P.) eds.& trans.] DLP YALI-MANISI, iimbali Zamanyange: historical poems
289pp., paperback, Publications of the Opland Collection of Xhosa Literature, Volume 2, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R150
David Livingstone Phakamile Yali-Manisi (1926-1999) was a Thembu 'imbongi', or praise poet. This volume presents eight of his narrative poems in isiXhosa and in English translation.

Jeff Opland is the author of "Xhosa Oral Poetry" (1983) and "Xhosa Poets and Poetry" (1998). He has also edited and translated Xhosa works by Nontsizi Mgqwetho and S.E.K.Mqhayi. An account of his long association with Yali-Manisi, "The Dassie and the Hunter", was published in 2005.
Pamela Maseko teaches Sociolinguistics and Applied Language Studies, with a focus on Translation Studies, at Rhodes University. She has translated and adapted various literary fictional and non-fictional texts into isiXhosa.