n New Coin Poetry - Poetry and Modjaji Books : the state of South African poetry - a symposium
|Article Title||Poetry and Modjaji Books : the state of South African poetry - a symposium|
|© Publisher:||Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)|
|Journal||New Coin Poetry|
|Publication Date||Dec 2014|
|Pages||131 - 132|
As the publisher of Modjaji Books I don't want to discuss the state of South African poetry at a macro level. What I want to do is to invite you to look at the Modjaji Books and Hands-On Books poetry lists. As of the 30 June 2014 we had published 27 new collections of poetry. All of these titles can be seen on our website www.modjajibooks.co.za where you will see the range, depth and variety of voices that we have published since 2007. Our very first title was a poetry collection, Megan Hall's Fourth Child; it went on to win the Ingrid Jonker prize in 2008. Since then Beverly Rycroft was also awarded the Ingrid Jonker prize in 2012 for her collection, missing. We have had our poets receive other prizes and honours. Phillippa Yaa de Villiers won the 2011 SALA poetry prize and she is the Commonwealth Poet for 2014.
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