Sunday, 04 November 2018
Saturday, 27 October 2018
I have again had two poems published in the Australian poetry zine Have your Chill, edited by Pete Spence. As usual, when Pete sends out his contributor copies, he includes a gift collage.
Monday, 08 October 2018
New Coin is looking for a new editor to begin work in January 2019 (first issue: June 2019).
The editor should have a good sense of the range of genres and sub-cultures in South African poetry today, and be willing to engage constructively with new writing and writers.
The main responsibilities would be:
· selecting and compiling material for each issue
(two issues a year – typically 50 poets submit work to each issue)
· selecting cover art for each issue
· identifying and selecting new books to review, and finding knowledgeable reviewers
· corresponding with poets, notifying them of acceptances and rejections, as well as making constructive editorial suggestions
· appointing a judge for the annual DALRO Prize
· liaising with the designer of New Coin on production matters
· maintaining the New Coin page on Facebook
· promotion of New Coin
· liaison on administrative matters with the publisher – the Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA) at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.
The editor can be based anywhere in South Africa. He or she will have the support of an editorial advisory board appointed by the ISEA. A small stipend is paid for the work.
If you’re interested, please send a letter of motivation spelling out your vision for the future of the journal, together with a short CV, to before 31 October 2018.
Monday, 24 September 2018
Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Pravasan Pillay writes about another township, Chatsworth, in Durban. Seldom have I come across similar writing in which I can hardly wait for the next sentence. His collection could yet be remembered as the harbinger of a major authorship, up there with the very best in short SA fiction: Ivan Vladislavic, Nadine Gordimer and Hennie Aucamp. Read more.
Monday, 06 August 2018
As a South African Indian, it is not easy for me to find writing that is descriptive of my cultural heritage. This is what I have experienced from the time I could read. The poets, the novelists, the short story writers and the playwrights scattered among the 2.5 percent of South Africans of sub-continental descent who identify as ‘Indian’ are scarcely represented in our national literature. I am continually seeking out depictions of the complex, rich culture I come from. Sometimes, I find a poem in an online magazine. Other times, it is a short story in a print journal. But discoveries like this do not happen as often as I would like...Read more
Sunday, 08 July 2018
Sunday, 01 July 2018
Saturday, 30 June 2018
#amreading Chatsworth by Pravasan Pillay. Such artfully crafted characters, wonderfully nuanced tellings. Published by @GaryCummiskey.
Friday, 29 June 2018
Dye Hard Press has just FOUR copies left of Bog Docks, a chapbook of 25 poems by Gary Cummiskey, published in 2005.
Available at R60 per copy, including postage, for South Africa. For overseas the cost is R110, including postage. Email email@example.com to order.