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FIDELITIES TURNS 10! (article first published : 2004-10-5)

Ten years ago, Kobus Moolman, the Education Officer of the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg realised that KwaZulu-Natal did not have its own poetry journal. So he started one, calling it Fidelities and inviting submissions from local poets.

A decade later the journal is stronger than ever – not only boasting work by local poets, but many who are acclaimed nationally and internationally.

Now a Creative Writing lecturer in the English Studies Department of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, Kobus Moolman is a poet of note with two collections to his name – Time Like Stone, which won the prestigious Ingrid Jonker Prize, and Feet of the Sky. He has also won playwriting awards, and two of his plays have been broadcast by the BBC. Later this month he will be featured as a guest poet at Durban’s annual Poetry Africa Festival.

The 10th anniversary issue of Fidelities will be celebrated at the next meeting of the Live Poets’ Society at Adams Books coffee shop in Durban’s Musgrave Centre at 17h30 on October 13. Kobus Moolman will introduce the journal and present several of the poets who appear in it, as well as deliver some of his own poetry.

The publication features the following poets and their works: Mphutlane wa Bofelo - Extract from Soapie; Michelle McGrane - Continuum Poem; Jonathan Ballam - Growing Up; Brett Beiles - Easter Naartjies; Jess Auerbach - The Man who is Building a House; Hannah Lurie - O Jerusalem; Deena Padayachee - The Evil in their Eyes; Marí Peté - Amytis; Damian Garside - As I like to put it; Charli Wiggill - Kidding with Love; Rene Stevenson - Lot's Wife; Louise Buchler - A Beautiful Place, and Allan Kolski Horwitz - Tea at the Damascus Garden.

The poets have been invited to present their poems at the meeting.

Taking a cue from the evening’s main event, the meeting’s theme is “in/Fidelities”. Those with poems which could be linked to those topics are invited to present them. Then in the Poet Pourri section of the meeting, poems on any subject may be aired.

Entry is free and all are welcome, regardless of whether or not they write poetry. Latecomers are advised to bring folding chairs or cushions if they don’t want to sit on the floor. More details from Brett Beiles on 031 266 4762 or 082 516 0517, or e-mail thirdeye@3i.co.za




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