Book Cover Art © Janine Pickett Available from Amazon Dedication I dedicate this book to any of you who has ever been marginalised because of your culture, religion, race or sexual orientation. This is for those of you who exist in the shadows, the misunderstood, the dismissed, the forgotten ones. - Don Beukes City of … Continue reading NEW BOOK RELEASE: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi*Thus Passes the Glory of this World: CITY OF DUST
Photo Credit © Raquel Soriano Gil 🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨🎨 Odyssey to Reverie Un sitio de esos – I sometimes yearn to languish endlessly in a place devoid from strife pain sadness hate jealousy and materialism in this ever increasing chasm called humanity where heightened emotions create toxic divisions leading to splitting fissures of boiling emotions so I … Continue reading ODYSSEY TO REVERIE:GLOMAG NOV2020 with RAQUEL SORIANO GIL
© Cover art by Luke Borrill I am happy to announce that my second collection of poetry has been published by Alien Buddha Press and made a reality by Red Fox. This unique ekphrastic collection is a result of close collaboration with artists from South Africa, America and the UK. Most of the poems were … Continue reading ICARUS RISING – VOLUME 1:New Book Release by Don Beukes
Photo Credit © Rozetta Plaatjes-Whitting WHO IS ROZETTA PLAATJES-WHITTING? Photo Credit © Rozetta Plaatjes-Whitting Rozetta Plaatjes-Whitting is a 64 year old divorcee from South Africa with one surviving son. Her daughter, Lana, died in an accident at the tender age of two years and 7 months. Thirteen months after her death her son, Alvin was … Continue reading Introducing ROZETTA PLAATJES-WHITTING
You guys laughed in some of the places I wouldn’t have, but that’s cool.
We’re gathered at a time where the hard left, where the socialists control the levers of government, where they control the White House, where they control every executive branch, where they control both houses of Congress. Bernie is wearing mittens, and AOC is telling us she was murdered.
–Senator Ted Cruz-Texas
Just as importantly, you have to call out BS. If somebody is peddling fear, you have to call that out. It’s calling out that stuff openly and aggressively and shining light at darkness.
—State Rep. Adam Kinzinger-Illinois
I don’t know any part of this country where someone can survive on $7.25.
—State Rep. Ro Khanna-California
The only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace.
I lived through single-digit…
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Photo Credit © Michael Anthony Ingram Black Skin Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shared his Dream, Dr. W.E.B. Dubois fortified our Souls, James Baldwin started a Fire, Toni Morrison sang her Song, and I restored my Black Skin. When I wake in the morn and the world knows not my name just the color of … Continue reading ECHOES FROM BEYOND THE POND- A Nation in Crisis: Introducing Dr Michael Anthony Ingram
Photo Credit © Don Beukes At 49 - A Poem A thankful blessed wave engulfs me Memories of loved ones who passed Washes over me sending me into a Reminiscing welcome joyous reverie - I remember endless raucous laughter The sweet taste of mulberries grapes and The sweet-sour of quince also figs and Blush sweetness … Continue reading At 49 : A Poem
Art Credit © Kenneth Alexander © The Artist in Athlone ELCARO – Oracle of Cape Town* gā-ai taras of ǁHUIǃGaeb Memories of an Oracle –Tawedes! I heard the cautionary frantic drums echo across these coastal plains long before they came. My uninvited revelatory dreams revealing harrowing cream screams of what was still to come – … Continue reading Introducing KENNETH ALEXANDER aka ‘The Artist in Athlone’: Debut Ekphrastic Collaboration- Glomag India January 2021
From fellow South African born/British citizen CLAUDINE MATTHEWS
To set the stage for the amazing month ahead, I’ll be starting with Claudine Matthews who has worn many hats throughout her career! She is a registered dietitian, associate lecturer, motivational speaker and an advocate for improving nutritional therapy in sickle cell treatment. When I read Claudine’s professional journey, it gave me all the feels! I felt sad, empathetic, happy, empowered and inspired. Thank you so much Claudine!
In sending out the call for black registered nutritionists and dietitians, I truly underestimated the responses I would have received. I cannot thank you all enough for sharing your extraordinary stories with me.
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Photo Credit © Kyle Daniels © Coached Success © Don Beukes In conversation with Kyle Daniels* Coached Success https://anchor.fm/coachedsuccess/episodes/Dont-ever-look-down---Finding-Your-Voice-in-a-noisy-world--Don-Beukes-epebi5 PODCAST LINK CLICK HERE Announcing my epic revelatory podcast episode by 'Coached Success', Kyle Daniels Coached Success "On today’s episode I chat to the Pushcart Poetry Prize nominated author Don Beukes. Growing up Don was always … Continue reading Finding Your Voice (In a Noisy World)- In Conversation with Kyle Daniels*Coached Success Podcast
Book Cover Art © Luke Borrill Dedication This book is dedicated to all of you who are moved, mesmerized and inspired by visual art and who express your passion for it in words, creating a verbal collage of the visual and indeed, the visceral. ‘You know, Phaedrus, that is the strange thing about writing, which … Continue reading Icarus Rising – Extract: Title Poem
eBook from Amazon Global Dedication This book is dedicated to the victims and survivors of apartheid. It is because of their selfless acts of bravery, sacrifices and resilience that a new generation can live in a free and democratic society. Because of their love for this country, we will strive to preserve and nurture their … Continue reading In Pursuit of Poetic Perfection – Four Poets Unite: An extract
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Great news that my new book is available from Barnes&Noble!
I had the honor of writing the blurb for Don Beukes’ new book, Sic Transit Gloria Mundi. The collection features beautiful cover art by Janine Pickett. Copies are available through Concrete Mist Press at the link below…