Longlist Announced for the 2017 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology
04 Sep 2017
The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the longlist for this year’s Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and anthology.
Congratulations to former PEN SA Board member Geoffrey Haresnape and PEN SA members Jim Pascual Agustin, Margaret Clough, Christine Coates, Gail Dendy, Dawn Garisch and Sihle Ntuli on being longlisted!
The Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF) is delighted to announce that the work of 63 poets has been selected for publication in the 7th annual Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology.
The longlist of poems written in a range of South Africa’s official languages has been selected by a panel of four judges. This year Koleka Putuma and Athol Williams joined the panel as co-judges reviewing English entries. Goodenough Mashego reviewed the indigenous-language entries and Pieter Odendaal reviewed the Afrikaans entries.
Head judge, Professor Mongane Wally Serote will select from the longlisted poems a shortlist of three poems, determining a winner as well as two runners-up. The shortlist will be announced at the inaugural, annual Nirox Foundation Word Festival in Johannesburg on 21 October 2017.
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