n New Coin Poetry - Left Over: Poems, by Kobus Moolman : review

Volume 50, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0028-4459



is Kobus Moolman's fifth collection of poetry. His voice is now well-known inside and outside of South Africa, as the growing collection of prizes and favourable comments attest. One of the reasons for this is that his work shows a consistent and powerful inclination to explore new ground, in both form and content. In a recent interview on the website , he speaks of his writing process as requiring "attentiveness. Attending to, being alert to, several, many things at the same time. ... the world around me. The observable world. The world of nouns. ... also being alert to the inner .... what? Not inner world. ... But something that suggests activity, action, happening, movement. The inner movements." (Chantelle Gray van Heerden: 'Where a poem can live - an interview with Kobus Moolman' , posted 6 November 2013). His poems, he adds, exist on a 'quantum' level, with several different levels at play simultaneously.

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