Lit Links

Storm by Tim Minchin

 I love this poem live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 2008.

The Lightkeeper by Carolyn Forché


Reading my poem "Nightlife"

Badilsha Poetry Exchange Podcasts

I was a student at Essex when I wrote this, majoring in Russian Literature: perhaps this short poem shows some influence of the dark interiors of Dostoyevski's imagination with its religious undertones.
Click the link below to hear a recording of me reading the poem.
Podcast of "Nightlife".

New Contrast - The South African Literary Journal

I edited New Contrast for the five years 2007 to 2011 producing twenty issues.
Contribute your work there, and subscribe!
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New Contrast

Off-the-Wall Poetry

Off-the-Wall poetry readings were started at "Off Moroka - Cafe Africaine" in Adderley Street near Parliament by the late Richard Ishmail. When the cafe closed, it moved to "A Touch of Madness" in Obz, where it's been since about 2003. There were two other monthly venues: one at Kalk Bay Books and the other in Kommetjie. There have been gigs in Fish Hoek, Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Franschhoek Literary Festival, etc. It's become famous and was, for a time, probably the only regular weekly poetry reading in the country.
Click on the link below to have a look at the blog.
Off-the-Wall blog

Donald Hall

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Death to the Death of Poetry

Interesting Talk on Texting

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Sherry Turkle

Patricia Schonstein

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