Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Coin December 2014, Edited by Gary Cummiskey

Published by the ISEA, Rhodes University, Grahamstown. With over 200 pages, this bumper edition contains poems by Alan Finlay, Moira Lovell, Arja Salafranca, Mxolisi Nyezwa, Abigail George, Rethabile Masilo, Khulile Nxumalo, Bernard Levinson, Kobus Moolman, Angifi Dladla, Genna Gardini, Medzani Musandiwa, Nedine Moonsamy, Kyle Allan, Kelwyn Sole, David wa Maahlamela, Natalia Molebatsi, Dashen Naicker, Nazlee Arbee, Joop Bersee, Diana Bloem, Dawn Garisch, Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese, Raphael d' Abdon, Gerard Rudolf, Mick Raubenheimer, Saaleha Indrees Bamjee, Unathi Slasha, Vonani Bila, Lesego Rampolokeng, Gail Dendy, Jim Pascual Agustin, Jeannie Wallace McKeown, Brett Beiles, Hans Pienaar, Colleen Higgs, Mphutlane wa Bofelo, Erica Glynn Schofield, Robert Berold, Lionel Murcott, Marike Beyers, Denis Hirson, Lee-Mari Gower, Elme Vivier, John Simon, Justin Joseph, Leslie Howard, Damain Garside, Haidee Kruger, Julian de Wette, Linda Ndlovu, Tim van Niekerk, Tony Ullyat, Mbongeni Khumalo and Allan Kokski Horwitz.

The issue also contains a symposium on the state of SA poetry, with contributions from Mxolisi Nyezwa, Kobus Moolman, Kelwyn Sole, Dashen Naicker, Raphael d'Abdon, Colleen Higgs, Denis Hirson, Haidee Kruger, Lesego Rampolokeng and Allan Kolski Horwitz.

There are book reviews by Kelwyn Sole and Tlhalo Sam Raditlhalo, and a tribute to Mafika Gwala by Robert Berold.

Eva Jackson: 0086

Victoria Williams: 0285

You sound like all my Dads.

Internet Sentences: 0054

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Forthcoming Title From Modjaji Books And Dye Hard Press: Beyond Touch, Poems by Arja Salafranca

Beyond Touch is Arja Salafranca's third poetry collection and is scheduled to be published by Modjaji Books and Dye Hard Press in April 2015.

Eva Jackson: 0085

Little Shop of Horrors

At the nursery
Putting stakes for tomatoes
Into the car boot.

Note: these were small stakes,
Not heavy. A stocky man,
Passing, commented.

His suggestion was:
'You should have asked your husband
To do that for you.'

An Alternative Guide

Mr Fantastic Grey by Sarah Dawson

It was a massive opening weekend for soft porn / chick flick Fifty Shades of Grey – the most profitable weekend ever in the United States for an R-rated film: $237.7 million. Its success, ubiquity and, undoubtedly, bawdiness has unleashed a torrent of unsurprisingly hostile reviews. The prudish feel outraged, the BDSM community feels misrepresented, and the more cultivated sections of society were hardly expecting much in the first place.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

C 'est La Vie by Gary Cummiskey


Victoria Williams: 0283

I could have made you sad for the rest of your life.

cherry bomb: 0045

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cummiskey Avenue by Gary Cummiskey

Victoria Williams: 0282

What were you doing rooting around in my underwear draw?
Looking for batteries.

Monkey Ice Cream