Poetry

New Poems by Thompson Charlie, Zimbabwe

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Thompson Charlie was born in 1968, in Highfield, Harare in Zimbabwe. He grew up in Mufakose Township where he attended school at Mufakose 1 High School before joining the teaching service in 1986.He has taught in a number of schools in the Mashonaland East province of Zimbabwe.He also contributed poetry and short stories in the Tsotso literary magazine in…

New Poems from Ali Znaidi, Tunisia

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Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where he teaches English. His work has appeared in The Rusty Nail, The Tower Journal, Mad Swirl, Stride Magazine, Red Fez, BlazeVox, Otoliths, streetcake, Ink Sweat and Tears, & elsewhere. His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada). He also has a short-short fiction manuscript…

Poems from Nancy Aidé González, USA

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Nancy Aidé González is a Chicana poet, educator, andactivist. She graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. She attended Las Dos Brujas Writer’s Workshop in 2012. Her work has appeared in Huizache The magazine of Latino literature, Mujeres De Maiz Zine, DoveTales, Tule Review, Seeds of Resistance Flor y Canto: Tortilla Warrior, La Bloga,…

New Poetry from Afric McGlinchey, Ireland

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The 2010 winner of the Hennessy Award for Emerging Poetry, Afric McGlinchey grew up in Ireland and Zimbabwe. A graduate of Rhodes University and the University of Cape Town, she has also lived in Paris, London and Spain. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals in Ireland, England, Scotland, the United States, Mexico, India and Canada. She was…

New Poems by Aisha Nelson, Ghana

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Aisha Nelson (aka Sheilla Aishetu Nelson), is a Ghanaian writer who currently teaches English Language and Literature at the Alpha Beta Christian College, a CIE curriculum school in Accra, Ghana. Several of her works have been published, featured, and performed in various outlets. A few of these outlets include two weekend news-magazines in Ghana, The Mirror and The Weekend Globe, and more recently, OneGhanaOneVoice (OGOV)…

Moses Magadza Interviews Beaven Tapureta

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Last time we featured Moses Magadza interviewing renowned Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove. Now Magadza returns with an interview of another Zimbabwean writer, Beaven Tapureta, who says that too many people all over the world continue to turn their noses at writers, perpetuating the mistaken belief that they are essentially unemployed people. He says far from being part of…

Tinashe Muchuri Reports on the Launch of Mabasa’s New Novel

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Tinashe Muchuri, who covered the Harare launch of NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names, comes back with a report on the launch of Ignatius Mabasa’s novel Imbwa Yemunhu. Writing in Shona, Muchuri reports that the launch, held in Harare on December 20th,  was organized in conjunction with Kwayedza newspaper’s prize-giving day. The recipients of the prizes were budding poets from schools across Zimbabwe.  Addressing…

New Poetry from Diane Dehler, USA

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Diane Dehler is an American poet known for her postmodern lyricism who has been nominated for a Pushcart Award 2014. She received a degree from the Creative Writing Program at San Francisco State University, receiving the Outstanding Student of the Year Award. She is an English Language poet in the international literary scene. Most recently…

New Poetry from Preeyakit Buranasin, Thailand

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Writer on weekdays and English teacher on weekends, Preeyakit Buranasin has a bachelor’s  degree in English and a master’s in English Literature. During his studies, he started writing both in prose and poetry, in various genres. He is an Ananchanok Poetry Award recipient.      There’s Only So Much One Can Do for Love There’s…

Robin Becker’s Eighth Poetry Collection Vivid and Illuminating

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Pittsburgh, PA: Robin Becker’s forthcoming collection of poetry, Tiger Heron, is brimming with keen observations and vivid descriptions. She “looks straight at the failures of our human species, yet never loses her compassion or reduces the complexities and paradoxes to easy conclusions,” said award-winning poet Ellen Bass. “Deftly, precisely, these poems express their wisdom in…