Mxolisi Nyezwa is the editor of Kotaz, a truly multilingual South African journal. He was born in 1967, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He still lives there at 4 Madala Street.
These poems have been taken from his highly acclaimed debut collection Song Trials (Poetry Gecko 2000). Mxolisi Nyezwa shifts South African lyrical poetry into powerful and strange landscapes.
These are associative poems which move rapidly through multiple dimensions. They encompass the spiritual, the political and bleakness of the everyday with the fluency of language and a compelling “deftness of image”.