If we want a better, more inclusive economy, we need a new, more demanding form of business and economic journalism, one that questions the assumptions our organizations, industries, and economies are built on; investigates not only how the systems that govern them are working now, but how they might be improved; and prepares readers to… Continue reading Rethinking business journalism
I was always surprised at the number of people Harry Owen managed to entice to his open mike Reddits' poetry readings in Grahamstown. It may partly be the nature of the residents of Grahamstown. It's also that Harry's Reddits' events made poetry accessible and fun. Poetry or more accurately verse is not exactly, let's say… Continue reading No more poetry?
In Makhanya/Grahamstown for the National Arts Festival, I attended on Tuesday a Poetryfest event, this being two hours focusing on a poetic theme. Poetryfest is new, the initiative of the multi-talented Tsitsi Sachikonye. I had expected poet Harry Owen to be focusing, in his talk about the “Playfulness of Poetry,” on what might be called… Continue reading The Playfulness of Poetry
The Cull, new and resurrected poems by Harry Owen I received The Cull, a book of new and previously published poems, from Harry Owen some time ago and have put off reading it because work had taken my mind in other demanding, non-literary directions. In my experience, Harry’s poetry – and let’s dispense with artificial… Continue reading Harry Owen, a poet of the natural world and more
Well, not exactly love poems. To be sure, the poetry of Kerry Hammerton deals with the emotion that has fuelled thousands of poems, but it's earthier than that, locating emotion in the body that is the site of lust and other longing as we age. Her verse has been called brave, but while she eschews… Continue reading Love poems at Love Books