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  • Failing Maths and My Other Crimes


    In a whirlwind of local history, contemporary culture, domestic angst, and nostalgia, Thabo Jijana’s debut collection of award-winning poems exhibits an emotional wisdom beyond the writer’s years.

  • Prunings (Paperback)


    In this beguiling bouquet of travel poetry, diary fragments, letters, works-in-progress and retrospection, Helen Moffett offers us a rare look into the workings, misfirings and triumphs of a literary mind.

  • Questions for the sea (Paperback)


    Lyrical, lilting and lachrymose, Stephen Symons’ debut collection of poems fearlessly voyages through the vast and unknowable depths of ocean and adulthood. In sparse, yet gorgeously flowing verse, Symons gives in to the currents of love, war, nostalgia and fatherhood, bringing a new sensitivity to South African poetry; creating a collection infused with an all encompassing awe for the majesty and mystery of the natural world, and humanity’s every changing place in it.

  • Stanza – Number 12


    An open space where poetry matters. Stanzas is a quarterly for new poetry to suit all moods. It provides a platform for established and emerging poets to share their most recent work and affirm poetry’s important place in our lives. “The sound must seem an echo of the sense.”

  • Stanza – Number 7


    “…think of the caterpillar as the poet, and think of the chrysalis as the book, and think of the butterfly as what happens when the reader can act with the poem.” – Margaret Atwood


  • Voices from another room


    The carefully modulated surface of Stuart Payne’s poems belies the intriguing, startling and thought-provoking depths of thought and perception. Such deliberate tensioning between the obvious and the hidden allows him to craft finely judged poems that reward rereading. Whether evoking the touch of the sun or the sound of an old tape recording, his universe is both vivid and uncertain as past, present and future are considered and reconsidered, and the distance between minds is sensed and explored.

  • Wayne Barker – Artist’s monographs


    Wayne Barker’s artistic career spans almost two decades, marked by a bitter-sweet mix of politics, poetry, and a passion for subversion. Tracking that career from apartheid South Africa’s most violent years to a new democratic dispensation, the artist’s monograph explores the contradictory impulses of “African identity”.

  • Al Die Lieflike Dade – Charl-Pierre Naudé


    Charl-Pierre Naudé demonstrates that poetry problematises generally accepted truths, estranging it so that it may be experienced anew. In Naudé’s poetry the strangeness is important. Strange spaces are set foot upon to rediscover the known, by looking in from the outside as it were.

  • Beyond – touch


    Arja Salafranca’s new poetry collection offers portraits of people on trains in England, as well as recounting the experience of being a stranger in Spain, where she was born.

  • Blake’s Songs of Innocence & of Experience


    William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience is a collection of poems which embodies not only the talents of a writer, but also those of an artist working in illuminated printing, applying words and pictures to copper plates with the surrounding surfaces etched away. There are twenty one copies of Songs of Innocence and twenty seven of the work as a whole, but no separate copies of Songs of Experience.

  • Dieter Roth in America


    Contains interviews with and photographs of the 25 people who knew or worked with Roth during his time spent in Chicago, Providence, New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Many of the works Roth created during that period are illustrated here in full colour.

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    Echo Location – A Guide to Sea Point for Residents and Visitors


    Never overburdened by earnestness, this guide to Sea Point for Residents and Visitors takes a good look at the hard questions by means of great entertainment.

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    I Flying


    “I Flying” is an astonishing debut.

  • Inward Moon, Outward Sun


    The publication of inward moon, outward sun signals a welcome end to Shabbir Banoobhai’s self-imposed silence that lasted well over a decade. In the body of South African writing, his is a rare voice with the courage and the artistic skill to articulate a contemporary spirituality convincingly. The utmost simplicity of expression is used to conceal and reveal, at one and the same time, ideas of intense profundity. The poems are often meditative songs of love, longing and loss in a mystical world but they remain rooted in the social and political struggles of this world.

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  • Left Over


    Lyric, vigilant, hyper-alert to the surfaces, textures and sensations of the physical world, the poems in Moolman’s sixth collection are beautiful and dangerous, a meditation on the fraught and even perilous relationship of mind and body.