Editors' Note

Editor’s Note: November 2017

November 2017 Amir Bagheri Some of the fondest memories that I posses today, are my childhood memories at my grandparent’s home in downtown Tehran. The home that my mother, her father, and also her grandfather were all born in. A place that homes over a century of family history and endless stories that were told […]

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Film

Midnight Poetry

Two Films by Hankyeol Lee   I am a filmmaker, photographer and artist. I was born in South Korea, and I’ve been based in Johannesburg for the past 20 years. I’ve always been interested in film as a medium, because it was this beautiful intersection between the creative and the technical, art and business, directing […]

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Poetry

Family

A POEM By Nicholas Bruce   An embrace that stays. The choice to receive and feel, the meaning behind a look. Being held in tiny hands, echolalia and laughter, Making tents and walking along a mountainside, Missing someone, Searching endlessly, finding home, but realizing the walls within are empty without The allowance of the heart’s […]

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Columns, Poetry

Persian Poetry: Part I

Monthly Column By Mehdi Bagheri   I think of you I hear the hymn of the Trees by the dawn The slow dance of the Wind with the Wintersweets The deep breath of the Anemone by the hillside The commune of the Swallows and the Morning The blushing radiant cheeks of the flowers I hear […]

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Poetry

Every Jacaranda: A Poetry Series

Five Poems By Sarah Godsell Sarah Godsell has been writing all her life, but began performing poetry in 2009. In the years since then, she has performed on various stages around the country, as well as radio and TV shows. Her favourite work is collaborating with other poets, making poems speak to each other, and […]

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Poetry

Waves

A Poem By Shakeel Thomas (a 14-year-old poet)   As we live our lives we are constantly hit by waves of emotion The grandest of them- nostalgia Longing for the past leaves us drowning- in an everlasting universe of memory Commemorating the occurrences of this crucial world, leaving us, drowning in the spiritual void of […]

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Short Stories

I saw my Lady

A Short Story By Kelly Ansara I saw my Lady by a purling brook With laughing maidens, where green branches twined;   Lucia ran her hands down her dress, an A-line with sleeves worked together from rough black fabric. The belt around her waist cut into her hips that gave away the secrets of her […]

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