NELM invites you to the launch of Left Over, a new collection of poems by Kobus Moolman, published by Dye Hard Press.
VENUE : Eastern Star Education Centre, Anglo African St., Grahamstown
DATE : Thursday 06 June 2013
TIME : 17h30
RSVP :email@example.com or phone 046 622 7042
Award-winning poet and playwright Kobus Moolman is currently in Grahamstown as Mellon Writer in Residence at Rhodes University, attached to the MA programme in Creative Writing. Left Over is his sixth book of poems.
“Moolman's strengths as one of the leading voices in South African poetry come through when he's most vulnerable - when he battles the varied manifestations of ordinary life.” - Mxolisi Nyezwa, reviewing Separating the Seas
“Sometimes terse and astringent, sometimes luxurious, the poems are always specific, rooted in the cycles of earth and body. This is a beautiful work, distinctively South African in imagery and diction.” - Joan Metelerkamp, reviewing Light and After
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The poems in Moolman’s latest collection tease the boundaries between fact and fiction, between memory and invention. The poems push into territories as yet unexplored in Moolman’s work: the obsessions and hallucinations of the body ‒ all permeated with a wry humour, the kind that laughs at its own terrible seriousness.
Kobus Moolman was born in 1964 in Pietermaritzburg. He has been awarded the Ingrid Jonker Prize, the PANSA award for best drama, the DALRO poetry prize and the South African Literary award for poetry. He teaches creative writing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban.
His previous poetry collections include Light and After, Separating the Seas, Feet of the Sky and Time like Stone. His play Full Circle has also been published, as has Blind Voices, a collection of radio plays. He edited the anthology Tilling the Hard Soil: Poetry, Prose and Art by South African Writers with Disabilities.
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Before I opened Dye Hard Press‘ new volume, its title, Who was Sinclair Beiles? was a question I certainly didn’t know the answer to. His is a name I’ve occasionally come across, as a poet who, as a resident of Paris’ famous “Beat Hotel,” created cut-ups with William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and Gregory Corso, and helped to edit Naked Lunch and as a resident of the famed “Beat Hotel” in Paris. But there’s where my knowledge stopped.
Gary Cummiskey and Eva Kowalska have brought together a collection of eleven essays and interviews which address the question, “Who Was Sinclair Beiles?” from multiple angles....Read more here