Truth be told Story Slam

27 03 2017

Shipwreck Poetry

15 12 2014


Clunk. Wakeup Poetry.

2 12 2014

canva clunk

Violins – Heartache poetry

29 11 2014

canva heartache

Concrete Poetry

27 11 2014


Mornings clasp my soul.
Wet cement wraps possibility.
Moses, Oh Moses
breathe back the waters.

Wading. Only waist deep
false freedom rejoices.
My legs are trapped.

When with death
set hard like concrete
the slurry of mourning?

Ferocious Love

26 11 2014

rabbid dog howls,1
lathering infection,
spits at love.

rampant yawns,
sharp teeth tell,
none shall pass.

ferocious pacing.
small cage.
waiting for prey.

striped by love,
blackened fear
flicks the tail

Can a computer really make personalized poetry?

6 11 2014

You may not believe that a computer can make you a customized poem that matches your personality, beliefs and world view just by scanning your brain with some geeky-techno-helmet-thingy.

This knocked my socks off, leaving me speechless. I honestly sat down for an hour wondering “What just happened?”

Poem Catcher tests the BRAINS ON ART computer at the Frankfurt Bookfair

My Little Pony Fans ( a rather unexpected universe)

6 11 2014

Watch with caution. This will open your mind to a hidden universe.

So many questions….
Perhaps I should go Poemcatching at Bronycon 2015?!

What do you think?

A gift to interview “Raja Alem” for The Italian Bookclub (on YouTube)

3 11 2014

Raja Alem interview:

An amazing priviledge to work with The Italian Book Club and to meet Raja Alem, winner of the LiBeraturePreis2014. This was a day with great poetic flow..from poemcatching …to interviewing worldclass authors about writing style, flow, Mecca, openheartedness and much more. Expect the English translation of “The Dove’s Necklace” soon.



8 10 2014


Wilkommen liebe gaste..

It is my great joy to be Poem Catching at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. Please write a fresh poem on a  “Book Theme”.

Maybe you are inspired by the feel of turning a page, the sound of a chapter ending, the smell of paper, your favourite author’s perfume, the curve of your favourite letter, the book you dream of writing, the perfect title, my publisher’s dream client …

Pages turn
The life of me.
Towards the end
The story unravels.
The plot is always clear
In hindsight.

I’d like to raise some money to help aspirational authors from South Africa publish their books.