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.
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.

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