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Thursday, May 19, 2011


At the next Mondays at St Clement’s gathering on May 23, author Kobus Moolman reads from his latest collection of poetry, Light and After.

An award-winning poet and playwright, educator and editor, Kobus Moolman teaches creative writing in the Department of English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. He has published five collections of poetry: Time like Stone (UKZN Press, 2000), winner of the 2001 Ingrid Jonker Prize; Feet of the Sky (Brevitas, 2003); Separating the Seas (UKZN Press, 2007), recipient of the 2010 South African Literary Award for Poetry; Anatomy (Caversham Press, 2008), winner of the 2008 DALRO Prize for the best poem to appear in New Coin magazine; and his latest, Light and After (deep south, 2010).

His award-winning play, Full Circle (dyehard press, 2007) premiered at the National Arts Festival in 2005 and had a successful run at the Market Theatre, before being produced at the Oval House Theatre in London, and in the United States. Kobus has also published a collection of his radio plays, Blind Voices (Botsotso, 2007), featuring a CD of the BBC production of his play, Soldier Boy.

He was editor of the literary journal, Fidelities, from 1995 until 2007. In 2010 he edited and published, Tilling the Hard Soil: poetry, prose and art by South African Writers with Disabilities (UKZN Press). He has a PhD in English Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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