The Artist Known As Saul Williams

The Artist Known As Saul Williams

Saul Williams. His influence as a poet permeated the Joburg scene following the release of the film Slam. Many a young poet found voice out of his unwavering desire to share his voice. The power of his words force you to listen and his willingness to draw influence...
Poem: Shane Koyczan – To This Day Project

Poem: Shane Koyczan – To This Day Project

A friend tweeted me a poem. The tweet said, “You’re into spoken word. How’s this for art.” I’d never heard of Shane Koyczan until the moment I pressed play, and I am better for it. When someone uses the right words to paint emotions in...
Performance Poetry vs Spoken Word

Performance Poetry vs Spoken Word

In response to my post inviting requests for blog posts on specific topics, I was asked to share my thoughts on ‘performance poetry vs spoken word’. It has been a while since I was involved in the poetry scene and, therefore, I’m out of touch with what the trends,...
Mutumbo’s Sweet Memories

Mutumbo’s Sweet Memories

Spoken word / poetry has stuttered across the continent, going through ebbs and flows as poets grapple to build platforms and garner the kind of support necessary to sustain a life dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in word, thought and craft. In Ghana, it is no...

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