Sunday, 26 July 2015

Launch of Bilakhulu by Vonani Bila

Deep South Publishers & David Krut Bookstore invite you to the launch of BILAKHULU! Longer Poems by Vonani Bila
Johannesburg Tuesday 28 July at 6pm
David Krut Bookstore, 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood
Enquiries 011 880 5648 or 071 686 6128
Vonani Bila's voice in Bilakhulu! is as buoyant and direct as ever; his emotional range is broad, incorporating humour and lament. These seven narrative poems, ranging from 3 to 35 pages in length, are grounded in the poet’s family and village, at the same time making visible the wider forces that impinge on rural life.
Bila is a driving force in South African poetry – founding editor of Timbila poetry journal, publisher of Timbila Books and founder of Timbila Writers’ Village. He is the author of five books of poems in English and eight story-books for newly literate adult readers in English, Sepedi, and Xitsonga. Vonani Bila teaches in the Department of English Studies at the University of Limpopo, and in the MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University. He lives with his wife and three children in Shirley Village, Elim, Limpopo.
Bila was also the previous editor of New Coin.
ISBN: 978-0-9870282-5-9
96 pages 205 x 140 mm
Price R120
Cover art by Colbert Mashile

My first published poems, in Staffrider, Volume 10, Number 1, 1992

New Coin, June 2015

Features poems by Haidee Kruger, Stephen Symons, Kyle Allan, Kerry Hammerton, Medzani Musandiwa, Diana Bloem, Kelwyn Sole, Alan Finlay, Kirsten Holmes, Tania Haberland, Lucas Delisa Zulu, Lezel van den Berg, Vanessa-Lynn Neophytou, Jennifer Lean, Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese, Sandhya Mathura, Elizabeth Trew, Kobus Moolman, Khulile Nxumalo, Anton Krueger, Catfish McDaris, Gerard Rudolf, Raphael d'Abdon, Bruno Sourdin, Denis Hirson, Silke Heiss, Richard Fox, Mbongeni Khumalo, Phillippa Yaa De Villiers, Dawood Mahmood Gabru, Azola Dayile, Yuan Changming, Ian C Smith, David Wa Maahlamela, Musawenkosi Khanyile, Subhankar Das and Mark Espin. There is an interview with Ari Sitas and reviews by Denis Hirson and Raphael d'Abdon.
Cover art by Lionel Murcott.
Published by the ISEA, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Wow: poems by Ted Joans, with drawings by Laura Corsiglia

Wow, poems by Ted Joans, with drawings by Laura Corsiglia. Quicksilver Chapbook #2, published by Quartermoon Press, Mukilteo, Washington, USA, 1999.