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Anthology 2017-04-08T15:14:24+00:00
Each of the McGregor Poetry Festivals is celebrated by its own, dedicated Anthology. These are collections of some of the poems presented on the various programmes or at the open-mic sessions, representing a broad range of proficiency. They bear remarkable testament to the fervour and encouragement of the poets who so wholeheartedly support our endeavour.
Each Anthology becomes a cornerstone of its own Festival and undoubtedly encourages all of us to take heart, to persevere and to flourish in our endeavour to celebrate the art of poetry. They ensure that the words of our featured poets are carried beyond the confines of McGregor, and out to libraries, schools and individuals. They grant longevity to our vision of deepening awareness, touching hearts and changing lives through poetry.

McGregor Poetry Festival 2013 Anthology: Imagination & Passion

McGregor Poetry Festival 2014 Anthology: Depth & Wonder

McGregor Poetry Festival 2015 Anthology: Beauty and Truth

Copies are available from African Sun Press www.afsun.co.za , from the Temenos shop in McGregor or from our Marchandise page

Published by: African Sun Press, Cape Town

Curatorship: Patricia Schonstein & Douglas Reid Skinner

Layout & Design: Gaelen Pinnock

We thank our sponsors:

Funding 2013 Anthology

Temenos Retreat, McGregor
Le Bonheur, McGregor
Tangara Wine Estate, McGregor
Patricia Schonstein
Douglas Reid Skinner
African Sun Press

Funding 2014 Anthology

Temenos Retreat, McGregor
Le Bonheur, McGregor
Tangara Wine Estate, McGregor
Dani’s Photos, McGregor
Malmani, McGregor
Clarke’s Bookshop, Cape Town
Upbeat Music, Cape Town
Sunni Brown, USA
Coach House Fund, London
Patricia Schonstein
Douglas Reid Skinner
African Sun Press

Funding 2015 Anthology

Anonymous Poet
Temenos Retreat, McGregor
Le Bonheur, McGregor
Clarke’s Bookshop, Cape Town
Upbeat Music, Cape Town
CJ ‘Jonty’ Driver, London
The Coach House Fund, London
The TPG Ivory Trust, London
Patricia Schonstein
Douglas Reid Skinner
African Sun Press

Patricia Schonstein was born and grew up in the former Rhodesia. She is a critically acclaimed novelist, poet and author of children’s books. Her novels have been translated into six languages and her work endorsed by Nobel Laureates JM Coetzee and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. She curates the distinguished Africa! Anthologies and is co-editor, with Douglas Reid Skinner, of the poetry quarterly, Stanzas. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town.

Douglas Reid Skinner was born in Upington, finished school at Selborne College in East London, and attended Rhodes University. His writing has appeared in South Africa, Italy, France, the USA and the UK. He has published six collections of poems, most recently Heaven: New & Selected Poems (Left Field) and has translated from Hebrew, Afrikaans, Italian and French into English, most recently 24 Poems by Marco Fazzini (from Italian) and The Secret Ambition (together with M Fazzini, from the Italian of Valerio Magrelli). Together with Marco Fazzini, he was awarded joint-First Prize in the 1995 British Comparative Literature Association, Open Translation Prize. He directed The Carrefour Press from 1988 to 1992; was editor of New Contrast and the SA Literary Review, from 1990 to 1992; and is presently co-editor of the Cape Town-based poetry quarterly, Stanzas.