I’ve never really been sure how I actually feel about poetry slams. I had the opportunity to tour the UK in 2006 as part of Hammer & Tongue‘s Four Continents Poetry Slam Tour and that was fun because it was the same 8 poets, grateful for the opportunity to share our work.
I just find that, in some spaces ‘the point IS the points and not the poetry’. Anyway, despite these feeble misgivings, I was a judge at the first ever Urban Soul Poetry Slam at Maponya Mall in Soweto and Buthelezi is the man who took the prize.
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