Worldwide Reading in Support of Ashraf Fayadh on 14 January 2016

I am buzzing to announce my participation in this worthy cause tomorrow in the name of poetry, freedom and democracy and my global reading debut! Link to this event will be shared soon! http://pensouthafrica.co.za/worldwide-reading-in-support-of-ashraf-fayadh-on-14-january-2016/   I am ready to continue the momentum this year and look forward to more collaborative publications! Let this year be … Continue reading Worldwide Reading in Support of Ashraf Fayadh on 14 January 2016

My first publication in Poetry Community

http://www.thepoetcommunity.com/3948/african-diva-a-poem-by-don-beukes#comment-559 My journey has just begun! This poem was the first to be published online. There is more to come from the archives of SalamanDer! Watch this space! African Diva I am the legend of millennia, My story still epically riddled with fear, At the dawn of time my worth rather sublime, My gift to … Continue reading My first publication in Poetry Community

AAPstrak Exhibition Interview with the artist CASPER DE VRIES

Here is the exclusive interview by Gareth Cliff with the artist, Casper De Vries,  who I collaborated with for the AAPstrak Exhibition in Johannesburg West, South Africa at the Alice Art Gallery in May 2015. This was my official debut South African Poetry launch in a unique and groundbreaking collaboration where 'Art meets Poetry' became  … Continue reading AAPstrak Exhibition Interview with the artist CASPER DE VRIES

THE BREAK-IN

https://soundcloud.com/salamander-12/the-break-in?in=salamander-12/sets/poems-in-english This poem deals with a common crime not just in South Africa but globally, although international media prefer to highlight SA as a gangsta paradise without really knowing anything about the people who live there, thereby showing their ignorance and utter lack of knowledge of the people so far south of the equator! I … Continue reading THE BREAK-IN