Sunday 28 October 2012

Other titles by Ray Bradbury in my library


Originally published in 1952, this edition was published by Corgi Books, UK, in 1972.


Originally published in 1957, this edition was published by Granada Publishing, UK, in 1977. 


Originally published in 1963, this edition was published by Panther Books in 1977.

I only have eyes for you, dear


Saturday 27 October 2012

Illustrated book covers: The October Country by Ray Bradbury


The October Country by Ray Bradbury. Originally published in 1955, this edition was reprinted by the New English Library in 1973.

Thursday 18 October 2012

Drawing Nineteen January-2002


In the lead up to the Melville Poetry Festival


Back row: Eleanor Koning, Hans Pienaar, Nicky Naude, Khulile Nxumalo. Front row: Arja Salafranca, Gary Cummiskey, Allan Kolski Horwitz. From Melville-Northcliff Times. 

Drawing Eighteen January-2002


The Lost Artwork of Ah Pook is Here


Published by Beat Scene Press, Coventry, UK.

Drawing Seventeen January-2002


Monday 08 October 2012

A review of Allan Kolski Horwitz's There are Two Birds at my Window, by Dorian Haarhoff


There is something of the archer in a poet – letting the arrow fly along the length of an arm. Horwitz’s poems land quivering in many targets.

 Arrows feature in the poems – in San rock art and in a bow drawn beyond breaking point. The 80-plus poems cover a wide range – Addis airport, whales in False Bay, hippos. There are odes to international figures – Neruda, Freud, Kazantzakis – and to South Africans – Abdullah Ibrahim, Ingrid Jonker, Josiah Madsunya – poignant poems.

Then there are the more overt offering - love poems and those that express the continued anger of the protest tradition: forced removals, maintenance courts, Steve Biko, refuges, census.  These perhaps find their strength in performance. Most poems reach their targets.    

(Published in Cape Times, September 14,2012)

Saturday 06 October 2012

100 000 Poets for Change: Johannesburg - photos by Arja Salafranca


David Chislett


Gary Cummiskey


Gerard Rudolf


Khulile Nxumalo


Rene Bohnen


Alan Finlay


Arja Salafranca


Hans Pienaar


Phillippa Yaa de Villiers


Rene Bohnen


Corne Coetzee 

Friday 05 October 2012

100 000 Poets for Change - Johannesburg: photos by Rene Bohnen



Alan Finlay


Arja Salafranca


Corne Coetzee 


David Chislett


Gary Cummiskey


Gary Cummiskey


Gerard Rudolf


Hans Pienaar


Khulile Nxumalo


Khulile Nxumalo


Phillippa Yaa de Villiers


Rene Bohnen


Some of the audience


Hans Pienaar, David Chislett, Corne Coetzee, Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, with audience