Author Archives: kobusman@poetry

Glenna Luschei Award for African Poetry

I am delighted and honoured that my recent collection, A Book of Rooms (Deep South, 2014) was named the winner of the African Poetry Book Fund’s 2015 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry. The prize was judged by award-winning poet and scholar … Continue reading

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Launch of A Book of Rooms

The Pietermaritzburg launch of my latest collection, A Book of Rooms (deep south publishers), was held recently at the Tatham Art Gallery coffee shop.

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Ireland poetry visit

I spent two wonderful weeks at the end of September visiting Ireland and giving readings and workshops. I was a guest of the O’Bheal Poetry Centre, Cork. I read at O’Bheal, at University College Cork and at Fermoy. Below with … Continue reading

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Poetry reading in Ireland

After my reading at the Dromineer Literary festival, county Tipperary, with Maureen Kennelly, director of Poetry Ireland, and Conor O’Callaghan, Gerald Dawe, and organiser of the festival, Eleanor Hooker.

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The Dromineer Literary Festival in Ireland

Participating in the “Book that Most Influenced Me” panel discussion at the Nenagh Arts Centre, part of Dromineer Festival. With (L to R) Michael Murphy, Nuala Ni Chonchuir, Thomas McCarthy & Liz Nugent. Chaired by Maureen Kennelly, director of Poetry Ireland.  

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Recent Podcast

If you would like to listen to a podcast of my poems “The Foot”, “Ambition” and “Survival”, visit my link on the amazing Badilisha Poetry site:  http://badilishapoetry.com/radio/kobus-moolman/  

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Sol Plaatje European Union poetry award

I was announced as the winner of the 2013 Sol Plaatje European Union poetry award for my poem, “Daily Duty”. The award ceremony took place during the Poetry Africa festival in Durban.

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Poetry Africa 2013

I performed recently at the 2013 Poetry Africa Festival in Durban, with other South African poets such as Lesego Rampolokeng, Ari Sitas and Khulile Nxumalo, and a host of wonderful poets from Ireland – Billy Ramsell, Paul Casey and Afric McGlinchey – … Continue reading

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Launch of Left Over

My new collection of poetry, Left Over (published by Dye Hard Press) was launched on 6th June. The book was launched at the education centre of the National English Literary Museum in Grahamstown. In his introductory talk at my launch … Continue reading

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Writer in Residence

I arrived ten days ago in Grahamstown, in the eastern Cape, to take up the Mellon Writer in Residence at Rhodes University. I’ll be here for three months working on new material, helping out with the MA creative writing programme … Continue reading

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