“Mind you…” declared Indra. And that’s how we occupied the Lucky Bean restaurant in Johannesburg and began the festival….
For official information please see the website of What is Poetry: http://www.whatispoetry.net/
Here are just some fun pictures – but seriously, Indra Wussow (one of the festival directors) has broadened our perspectives by incorporating visual art, dance, and music into poetry. — MZ
on the day of arrival, Indra took the early birds to “Today” radio station for readings and interviews
for those who arrived in South Africa late, this is what you missed…
the avant garde pianist in Jo-burg
look for Indra in this picture… who likes to shake her hair?
the Silke family…
The three musketeers~~~ photos by Michael at Lucky Bean
Sujata walks into my African painting with Indian food…
Rosa Rosa, where is your head? (look up)
the forever young Silke and the serious Vonani…
the awesome performance of South African poets and musicians, so breath-taking…
look at the two lovely chairs, not the two handsome poets
oh no, Stanislav is not speaking Russian today…
Mandela, have you ever wondered!? (you have to keep the beat when you read this line…)
the garden outside Mahikeng Museum was so charming that Alan drove out from the entrance and got a ticket from the police
what are we doing at Radio station? (taken by sister Rosa)
Mbali and Raphael — two stars of the festival. I wish I had a picture of Mbali’s solo performance too…
Saut from Indonesia stole my commy t-shirt
Michael Augustin’s poem here…
(but seriously, check out Mama Madosini on the internet)
the most exciting moment of the festival is when Chirikure Chirikure is quiet 🙂
while the Swiss guy sings, Didi steals his banks…
whoever documents the festival gets documented
Guess who gets up so early? Yes yes? No No.
the Yappy Zappy brothers from my other mothers
she puts the five-color rocks on her pants (I forgot who took this one)
the above two photos taken by Saut
the smartest makes their own poetry festival!!! (University of Limpopo)
Tumi Tumi – so creative in his dance accompany to poetry readings
does anyone know what Raphael is holding in his hand?
I swear this is not oil painting on canvas
Vonani’s mother and Xoli – unexpected but gorgeous performance! (at Writers Center)
African tree makes a nice roof (outside Vonani’s Writers Center)
Poetry on the road…
who says poets never get hungry?
Thank you Indra and Tumi for the wonderful tour in South Africa. Now we are ready to walk to Zimbabwe on foot… (last photo taken by Saut from Indonesia)
(check out the photo report of the Zimbabwe trip — see Home page of this website)