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Tuesday, August 30, 2011


The next meeting of the Live Poets society (LiPS) takes place on September 7 and the guest poet will be Jean Marie Spitaels.

Dust on the Road is a collection of poems in English and French and art by Jean Cornet. Jean Cornet is the pen name of Dr. J M Spitaels, a medical specialist in Durban. JM states that poets are dreamers - as such, they constitute a threat for the power that be resenting their cult of beauty, deep introspection, tolerance, aloofness and, especially, their fierce independence of spirit.

Now retired, the author hails from Congo (DRC) where he was born in 1939 and worked as a medical practitioner (1964-1969) before conducting some research in Gastroenterology for Durban’s medical school in South Africa (1969-1995) where he settled. His first poem was published when a teenager, in l’Essor du Congo, daily for which his mother (née Cornet) was a chronicler.

The meeting takes place on September 7 at 17h30 for 18h00 at the Point Yacht Club, Victoria Embankment, Durban. Admission is free. More information from Danny Naicker on 083 282 0865 or e-Mail:-