“The Mountain Behind the House is a collection to be treasured. The poet’s sparse, controlled style serves as the foundation for poems replete with emotional energy, elliptical resonance and symbolic power. Through Moolman’s defamiliarising gaze, social and natural landscapes are conjured anew, laying bare unsettling realities and rarely acknowledged truths.”
– Kelwyn Sole
Kobus Moolman is currently Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Western Cape. He has published seven collections of poetry and 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, for his collection, A Book of Rooms, The Glenna Luschei Award for African Poetry. He was guest editor of the first special issue of Current Writing, a South African journal dedicated entirely to the teaching of creative writing. His first collection of short fiction, the swimming lesson, was published in 2017.