Word Art at 151 Poetry Sessions


It is with great pleasure that David Krut Bookstore announces the launch of its poetry program, Word Art atĀ 151.

Our sessions will be dedicated to different forms of word performance, exploring a variety of languages and cultural influences.

Look out for a wide range of anthologies, journals, quarterlies and poetry collections published locally.

The aim of Word Art at 151 sessions is to provide a collaborative space in which poets and audiences can connect in various ways, where David Krut Bookstore at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood becomes the home of poets and poetry in Johannesburg.

We also aim to build relationships with publishers specifically dedicated to publishing the work of South African poets, such as Deep South Press, Protea Boekhuis, Botsotso Publishing, African Sun Press, Dye Hard Press, NB Publishers, Uitgewers and many more, as well as to promote publications such as New Coin, Stanzas, Taalgenoot and Prufrock.

The launch of thisĀ series of Wednesday night poetry sessions began on the 15th March 2017 and was accompanied by Woordenaar, a collective of performers including Paul Riekert, Kabous Verwoed, Gerard Rudolf, Johan Jack Smith and Niel van Deventer who integrated spoken word poetry with musical performance and visuals.

To join our mailing list contact us, and keep an eye out on our social media platforms for upcoming dates and events. Like and share our page on Facebook, visit our website and stand a chance to win a subscription to a poetry journal every quarter.