n New Coin Poetry - Locating spoken word in today's South African poetry scene : the state of South African poetry - a symposium

Volume 50, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0028-4459



In a commentary on the state-of-the-art of contemporary South African poetry titled "Remembering Stephen Watson: A Legacy at Risk" (1), poet and scholar David Tyfield maintains that the latter is in trouble because Watson's lesson has been forgotten (unlearned? ignored?), and the few surviving Watsonian versifiers of the country (category to which he, presumably, belongs) are an endangered species under attack by the pervasive and corrosive exuberance of ideologically-blind scribblers.

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