Kobus Moolman

Kobus Moolman is currently Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Western Cape. He has published seven collections of poetry, two plays, and edited a collection of poetry, prose and art by South African writers living with disabilities. He has won numerous local and international awards for his work, including, most recently, the 2015 Glenna Luschei Award for African Poetry for his collection A Book of Rooms. He was guest editor of the first special issue of a South African journal dedicated entirely to the teaching of creating writing, Current Writing. His first collection of short fiction, The Swimming Lesson and Other Stories, was published in 2017. He recently edited a special issue on contemporary South African poetry for the American journal, Illuminations, and has produced a chapbook of poems and drawings with Shubnum Khan, All and Everything (2018).

“I carry a geography of the dark
with me across oceans, frozen lakes,
mountains whiter than ice, where wind
contours a need urgent as flesh.”

Kobus Moolman – ‘Carry a Geography’


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