dancing in other words, Spier Poetry Festival

The third Spier dancing in other words Poetry Festival returns 7 May 2016.

Here they are: local and international guest poets at 2016 dancing in other words, Spier Poetry Festival, Saturday 7 May.

Curators Breyten Breytenbach, Dominique Botha and Neo Muyanga are delighted to reveal the confirmed line-up of acclaimed poets and thinkers, from South Africa and abroad, participating in the third international Spier Poetry Festival, dancing in other words, on Saturday 7 May:

James Matthews
From South Africa, JAMES MATTHEWS, our original “dissident poet”, born in the Bo-Kaap some eight plus decades ago.
Keorapetse Willie Kgositsile
Professor KEORAPETSE WILLIE KGOSITSILE, our national poet laureate.
Yvette Christians
Poet and novelist YVETTE CHRISTIANSË, South African-born, Australian-raised and currently residing in the US.
EFE PAUL AZINO
From Lagos, one of Nigeria’s leading performance poets and festival directors, EFE PAUL AZINO.
Michel Deguy
From Paris, acclaimed French philosopher and thinker-poet MICHEL DEGUY.
Mara Al-Massri
Madame MARAM AL-MASSRI Syrian-born, Paris-based and recent winner of the Dante Alighieri Prize.
Hans C. Ten Berge
HANS C. TEN BERGE, Dutch-born poet, essayist and translator.
M Georges Lory
The group is joined by M. GEORGES LORY, French translator of, among others, Krog and Gordimer.