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Making Way


by Joan Metelerkamp

This is Joan Metelerkamp’s ninth book of poems. Her previous book, also published by Modjaji, Now the World Takes these Breaths (2014) was one of three on the short list for the Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry. Her poems have appeared in many South African anthologies. As well as poems she has written reviews and essays about South African poetry, and read in most festivals in South Africa as well as in Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro and Paris. She has been an associate of the Institute for the Study of English in Africa, as a part-time teacher on the MA in creative writing at Rhodes University; before that, for five years, she edited New Coin poetry journal.

ISBN 9781928215868 | 78 pages | 210 x 140 mm | 2019 | Modjaji Books, South Africa | Paperback



“In Making Way, Metelerkamp demonstrates once again her unrivaled command of a poetry of movement and process. The reader embarks on a series of intertwined journeys - from doubt to understanding, from the past to the future, from continent to continent - all of which is embodied in a poetry of breathtaking lyricism and acute, unflinching perception.”

Kelwyn Sole, author of Walking, Falling



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