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Serving your African poetry needs since 2007!!
Serving your African poetry needs since 2007!!

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Coils of mortal flesh
watering the beloved desert
voice over
the promise of hope.

More #bookspinepoetry courtesy of Ba'bila Mutia, Mvula ya Nangolo, Breyten Breytenbach, and Kofi Awoonor.
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apr (usa) does poem in your pocket day... again!
This year's edition of the african poetry review's contribution to Poem in Your Pocket Day is Katharine Kilalea's "A perfect love" from her collection, One Eye'd Leigh (Carcanet, 2009). To the left is a hi-res jpg version . You can also download & print a p...
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Another try at  #bookspinepoetry . Short but sweet. #NaPoMo2014 with a South/African flavor...
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countdown to deadlines...
Two new African poetry prizes that were introduced last year are back again this year: the Brunel University African Poetry Prize and the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets from the African Poetry Book Fund . The former asks poets to submit 10 poe...
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More information should be forthcoming this weekend but I wanted to give you all a quick heads up that the +african poetry review (usa) will be shortly making a foray into e-publishing. Which means we'll be soliciting manuscripts. Stay tuned...
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I hope you poets out there will explore the #tapoetry community that Robert Peake has put together, listen to past readings of your colleagues at work in the US & UK, and follow along as the community develops and the readings expand. And that you raise your voice as a member of the community!!
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Let me encourage all poets out there with the bandwidth and the time to "tune in" and listen and participate in both today's and next week's readings. The Atlantic is big -- let's reach across it, north & south!!
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A tragic twist within the horrific totality of this most egregious, terrible event...
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