The McGregor Poetry Festival is taking place from 24-27 August 2017. See their website http://mcgregorpoetryfestival.co.za/2017-programme/ for a detailed programme. Listen to Michèle Betty and Kobus Moolman read new poetry on 26 August 2017 and attend Michèle Betty’s workshop on 27 August 2017 on how to optimise your submissions to literary journals for acceptance.
Live Canon International Poetry Competition 2017
Live Canon International Poetry Competition: Michèle Betty’s poem, in the misperception of my life, has been long listed for the Live Canon International Poetry Prize 2017. Follow this link for the shortlist, which is to be announced on 18 August 2017: www.livecanon.co.uk/poetry-competition . Michèle’s poem will feature in the coming 2017 anthology, which will be available online on the Live Canon website.
Publication of Unearthed
Dryad Press is pleased to announce the launch of Unearthed: A Selection of the Best Poems Published in 2016 on Thursday, 29 June 2017. The anthology is edited by Joan Hambidge and Michèle Betty. The following poets will be in conversation with Joan Hambidge and will read from their work: Stephen Symons, Juanita Louw, Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese and Helen Moffett.
Metaphysical Balm was launched at David Krut Projects in Newlands on 23 March 2017. Here is the interview between the author and renowned poet, critic and writer Joan Hambidge, which was conducted at the launch. It provides many insights into the collection that the reader will find interesting and informative in the context of many of the sub texts contained in the collection.