19 October 2010, 10:02 am
Leon de Kock, Bodyhood, Umuzi, 2010
(Afrikaans original at Boekeblok)
With its eye-catching cover designed by Michiel Botha, Bodyhood is Leon de Kock’s third collection of poetry. As the back cover describes, the themes of the poetry revolve, among other things, around the body and being, love and its loss, and desire. There are also poems about eating and poems about raging jealousy.
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2 March 2008, 9:07 am
Poetry International has just published a few of my poems. It includes the following five poems from This Carting Life:
“Cape Town, Jerusalem”
“In Moscow with Mandelstam”
“Kingdom of Rain”
“Reading Heaney’s ‘Nerthus’”
It also contains “Kingdom of Rats“, previously unpublished.
24 January 2008, 6:29 pm
Many of you may know that Sandile Dikeni, famous and notorious in the late 1980s for his poem ‘Guava juice’, which, apocryphally, spurred on youth to adopt the Molotov cocktail as a ready weapon, was involved in a horrible car accident two years ago. He lost two friends and he himself was in a coma and reportedly had also lost his memory for a period of time.
Well, it seems that Comrade Guava Juice is on the mend, as BookSA today features two clips of him reading two short poems. Here’s one:
And here’s the post about it, including both clips.
3 July 2006, 5:36 pm
SOME AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL reflection on the interplay and tensions between Afrikaans and English, published at LitNet.