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, [...]
POETRY IN McGregor is happy to announce our prize-winners for the Magdala Awards which we initiated last year alongside our Poetry Competition Awards. We are very grateful to Vivian Claire for again sponsoring the awards, given the challenging times so many of us face. The Magdala Awards highlight poetry as a creative practice that awakens the Poet. In [...]
A reminder to everyone that entries close on the 30th September. No late entries will be considered. Remember that the theme is “ Love in the time of Covid”. Please READ the Terms and Conditions. It is clearly stated that NO CORRESPONDENCE will be entered into.
Due to a request from school teachers who have faced many challenges during Lockdown, we are extending our closing date for competition entries until the 30th September 2020. This applies to the Adult and Youth Categories. Please see our website (www.poetryinmcgregor.co.za) for more Competition details.
Dear Supporters of Poetry in McGregor, It gives me great pleasure to share with you the fabulous news that we are now accepting entries for our annual Poetry Competition. Thanks to the generous sponsporship of Leila Witkin, one of our dedicated patrons, published and unpublished poets can once again participate in our exciting competition. [...]
Each Festival is celebrated with its own dedicated anthology and is launched the following year. It contains the words of poets on the main programme and many from the open-mic sessions. The poems included in each anthology are eligible for an Award; and an Acclaim is bestowed on someone who has contributed to the [...]
Poetry in McGregor 2019 Visual Poetry Programme (for a selected group of local children) Theme: The Heart of the Moon / Exploring the Poetry of Image Aims and Objectives: The heart of the moon - A photography workshop. In this workshop students will explore ideas of the visual language, in words and the image [...]
IT GIVES US GREAT PLEASURE TO PUBLISH THE NAMES AND POEMS OF THE WINNERS OF OUR 2018 THE SOUND OF WATER POETRY COMPETITION: ADULT CATEGORY: Winner: Adriaan Havenga (Wat het met Ingrid Jonker gebeur) Runner-up: Sue Woodward (Drop in the ocean) Highly commended: Catherina Koen (Stilte) HIGH SCHOOL CATEGORY: Winner: Kyle Morero (Like a [...]