Dear Poets and Friends of The McGregor Poetry Festival, As most of you are aware, our annual festival has proved to be both very popular and successful. This is undoubtedly due to, not only a passionate and committed committee, but also the warm-hearted and enthusiastic support of our family of poets and performers. Your [...]
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Our theme this year is TOUCHING THE WILD – DIE WILDERNIS IN. This is an opportunity to consider, through poetry, our roles as custodians of wilderness and creation not to mention the need to nurture a certain inner wildness. Please see the competition rules and note that no poems over 36 lines will be [...]
POETRY IN MCGREGOR was delighted to announce a new poetry prize at our November 2021 festival. This is the HUGH HODGE POETRY IN MCGREGOR AWARD. It honours Hugh Hodge, who sadly died this year. Hugh was a steadfast, selfless servant of poetry who contributed to building a confident and significant community of poets. He [...]
Estelle Minas Saturn Caine Tyler Wratten Adi Aliya Ayache Simon van Wyk Patronella Basson
Anri Potgieter Anze Besuidenhout Gillian Rennie Mariette van Gaan Joy Henrietta Miller Julia Norrish Suenel Bruwer Sunita Keyser Werner Wehmeyer Pralini Naidoo Sarah Frost Dorian Haarhoff Marcel Edwards Jim Pascual Agustin
We have always wanted to hold the festival in November but chose not to due to the number of other annual events taking place in and around McGregor in November. November’s weather is perfect festival weather with warm days, little wind and no rain. With so many other annual events no longer taking place [...]
Dear Poets and friends of poetry, This year, in spite of uncertain times, we are delighted to announce that we will be proceeding with our ninth year of celebrating the Art of Poetry in McGregor. Our enthusiastic plan is to offer an intimate and heartfelt gathering of poets and poetry lovers. We envisage seven [...]
Joint Winners 2020 Chris Mann for his poem A farewell in advance of death Ilze Olckers for her renderings into Afrikaans of Rumi’s Zero Sirkel, and Rainer Maria Rilke’s Liewe Verdonkerende Grond Acclaim 2020 Lionel Abrahams (1928-2004) for publishing, during the height of apartheid, the poetry of Oswald Mtshali and Mongane Wally Serote, [...]
IT GIVES US GREAT PLEASURE TO PUBLISH THE NAMES AND POEMS OF THE WINNERS OF OUR 2020 LOVE in THE TIME OF COVID POETRY COMPETITION: ADULT CATEGORY First Prize Anthea Garman for her poem When I get out I will order a repeat supermoon Joint first prize Pamela Williams for her poem – Isolation 2nd [...]