Poetry in Life and Life in Poetry

This weekend, I am going to the Franschhoek Literary Festival (come and say hi if you’re around). I decided, after seeing the extensive programme, that I would focus on poetry. And wine, of course.

So last night, I went to my very first slam poetry session, The InZync Poetry Sessions, at Klein Libertas Theatre, almost in preparation. The first time I ever heard of slam poetry was about 10 years ago, when I watched a movie about it, fittingly called “Slam”. I’ve been intrigued ever since. But slam poetry never seemed that popular in SA. Or maybe I wasn’t paying attention.

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