Monthly Archives: May 2015

Reading at Franschhoek Literary Festival 2015


I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to read at this year’s Franschhoek Literary Festival. The organizers (thank you, Aerodrome’s Alexander Matthews!) have lined up an interesting set of poets. I’m still not sure what poems to read. Any chance to face an audience and gauge their reaction to your work is always an interesting experience.

I’m also going to use the event to reconnect with the friends I made during the awarding of the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award a few months back.

Tomorrow is also the day Palestinians commemorate Nakba. I feel I must read something to mark the day. And then there’s xenophobia. I wonder if there’ll be time to read something else, something about Lego and millipedes and SpongeBob. We’ll see. First I will have to negotiate traffic and wet, cold weather. Wish me luck.

Happiness: The Delight-Tree arrives in the post

Happiness the delight-tree low resThis arrived in the postbox this morning. I only found out today that Marjorie Evasco also has a poem in this UN anthology. So extra happy! And some very big names from SA as well as other parts of the world.

My own poem comes from my 2011 book ALIEN TO ANY SKIN published by University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.