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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 exclusively written in response to selected artwork and each artist has at least one artwork published in this book.
I want to thank the following artists who has been part of this unique collection:
Casper Dr Vries
Shameeg Van Schalkwyk
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About the Author
Don Beukes was born in Athlone in Cape Town, South Africa. He spent his childhood in Elsies River and Belhar and graduated at the University of the Western Cape with a BA Degree in English and Geography in 1992 where he also studied Psychology. He then qualified as a teacher with a Higher Diploma in Education (Post-Graduate) in 1993.
He is a retired teacher of English and Geography and taught for Twenty years in both South Africa and the United Kingdom.
His poetry has been published in numerous literary magazines and journals in the USA, Canada, India, Bangladesh and the Philippines, as well as in various anthologies. Some of his poems have also been translated into Albanian by Irsa Ruçi and in Farsi by Soodabeh Saeidnia as well as Afrikaans. He recently collaborated with internationally renowned cartoonist, artist and animator, Nanda Soobben, from Durban in South Africa; as well as Jonel Scholtz, Amitabh Mitra, Shameeg Van Schalkwyk and Vakseen, a Vanity Pop artist based in Los Angeles, USA.
He has been nominated for ‘Best of the Net 2017’ by the editor of Scarlet Leaf Review, Roxana Nastase for his trilogy, ‘Esorfo Ygolirt/Trilogy of Rose’.
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