Cyberspace is quite something. I have Slovene friends who have been visiting my cinema blog religiously for the last six months. I decided to check out this country called Slovenia. I remember it briefly from my Geography class. The people are called Slovenes. Their country is 20,273 square kilometres. KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa where i grew up, is 94,361 square kilometres. Slovenia seems to have mountains in abundance, but they can never be as breathtaking as the…Continue
I have raised the issue of how poetry is taught in schools in several blogs in the past. I hated poetry because English teachers had a prescribed text of what poetry is all about. It was never my view of the world.
Therefore, poetry ended up being something that happened in the United Kingdom and had meaning only for the middle class. I follow Padmavani Kareka’s poetry because it talks to and is about me. I’m free to interpret it the way I like. She is not a teacher,…Continue
The New York Writers Coalition is one of the writers' homes supported by SW. That is where i saw their logo made from pencils. Very interesting. I think it's a reminder of pre-laptop computer and pre-i-Pad tools. I found these pencils and sharpener in my study, looking very depressed because nobody has sharpened them for years. Oops!Continue