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 [...]
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 [...]
Poetry in McGregor hosted a very successful event in Temenos’ Caritas Library last night. The incredible HA!Man duo – Francois le Roux and Joke Debaere – gave a performance that was indescribably ‘different’ and enthralling. The response from the audience was “WOW!” “Absolutely beautiful and otherworldly in its inspiration’. [...]
Presenting copies of the McGregor 2016 Anthology to Fundza, to be enjoyed by the young people they work with James Matthews receives the Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Award 2016 for his Lifetime Achievement in Poetry.