Coming Soon from Hands-On Books: Absent Tongues by Kelwyn Sole
Absent Tongues by Kelwyn Sole will be out towards the end of February. Watch this space for details about The Book Lounge launch of his new book. Hands-On Books, an imprint of Modjaji Books is proud to publish the work of this distinguished poet. About Kelwyn Sole:
In 1951, Kelwyn Sole was born into a lower-middle-class Johannesburg family. In a 1994 interview with Robert Berold in New Coin, he said, “I certainly wasn’t brought up in a liberal or leftwing household, although I was instilled with a very strong sense of justice and the uniqueness – let’s call it the vulnerable uniqueness – of all living things.” This early influence appears to have played a significant part in developing a meticulous awareness that pervades his aesthetic and political sensibilities. Although he identifies growing up in South Africa as the cause of a “fractured personality”, his writing is underpinned by an articulate consciousness that strives, unafraid and conscientious, for an honest and integrated portrayal of his world.
Read more about Kelwyn on Poetry International where you will also find a small selection of his poems and links to other poems online.