Tag: Poetry Potion

From 2018 to 2019: Happy New Year!

As the year comes to a close and we all take some time to reflect on what has been and dream about what’s to come, I would like to thank you for being with us on this journey. I thank you for believing in us, trusting us with your work, celebrating our milestones with us, […]

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New Poetry Potion Cover Revealed! Poetry Potion 13 Transformation

We’re super excited about the first Poetry Potion print quarterly of the year! Poetry Potion 13 is themed Transformation. Look at it… ??? “Transformation is a slow-cooking process. Personal transformation even more so. It’s not like, one morning I woke up and suddenly knew the price of nappies and wet wipes, or how to fish phones […]

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Announcement: Quaz Appointed as New Poetry Potion Editor

After ten years of being online and three years in print, Poetry Potion is going through some exciting changes. These changes are about us celebrating the years that have been, and setting up for more great years of discovering new poets, supporting the craft and celebrating poetry in a way that makes it accessible to everyone. […]

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Publisher position available [CLOSED]

  Black Letter Media is a full service print and digital publishing company which focuses on publishing new African storytellers who have a unique, powerful and alternative vision of Africa is looking to hire a Publisher. Job Responsibilities Responsible for every part of the daily publishing operations, from selecting manuscripts to managing the finances. Representing the […]

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Uganda’s Turn The Page has our books!

During my recent trip to Writivism, in Kampala, I met Alex Twinokwesiga. Now Twino, as he’s best known, is  a serious book lover. He runs the ecommerce site Turn The Page, which also runs book clubs and other book events. This Friday, he’ll be hosting #TTPBookMeet where our dear Dilman Dila, author of A Killing […]

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We’re in African Flavour Books

I am so excited to let you all know that you can now found our books at the awesome African Flavour Books! Listen, African Flavour Books is the place to be. They are at Vaal Walk shopping centre in Vanderbijlpark. The Helepis are champions of African literature, reading and books, so when you buy from […]

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The Release of Poetry Potion 10 Delayed— Poetry Potion

As the allegations of plagiarism against Kenyan poet, Redscar McOdindo K’Oyuga ripped through the African poetry scene, we’re left with more questions than answers. Unfortunately, our latest edition of Poetry Potion is on hold as said poet had submitted some work. For further details, please click on the link below for the official statement from Poetry […]

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Black Letter Media Shines At 8th Jozi Book Fair

  We need to see ourselves in books. – Mohale Mashigo   It was a great weekend at the 8th Jozi Book Fair: Youth Rising at Wits University. The sun was out and so were all the readers, writers and booksellers. Duduzile Mabaso handed down her short story wisdom to the students in the How To Write […]

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coming up… Poetry Potion 9

waiting for the printers…

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so you have a writer’s block, huh?

So, sometimes it’s hard to write. Some say it exists, others say it doesn’t. It’s called a writer’s block. It takes over you at the most inconvenient of times. Has you not knowing how to write. How to distil that bubbling feeling inside you into beautyful words… Beautyful words, I say. Not just any old […]

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