Poetry Relief Fund Successful Applicants Season 1

Hear My Voice announces beneficiaries of the Poetry Relief Fund Season 1 live-stream series

15th April 2020 | Blog Admin | Media release

Hear My Voice is happy to announce the first list of successful applications for the Poetry Relief Fund. After having received 48 applications for the Hear My Voice Poetry Relief Fund in Response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on the creative industry, particularly the poetry sector - with an initial capital of R16 000, Hear My Voice has managed to raise a total of R27 000 through partnerships and public online donations to date, which will be benefiting 25 poets for the 1st season of the livestream series. 

The received applications far exceed the amount of money we have raised, so we have paused the open call for new applications for the fund until we have raised enough additional funds to proceed. Other poets who have already applied and have not been mentioned below have been put on a waiting list and will receive first preference. NB: An official re-opening of applications shall be announced.

Thank you to our new partner Poetry Potion for donating R10 000 towards the Poetry Relief Fund as well as all our individual donors and the in-kind support from That Network for PR services. visit our donation page on the website if you also would like to donate to this initiative: http://www.hearmyvoice.co.za/donate .

Successful applicants

Hear My Voice Curated Live Stream Series

The Live-stream series will be taking place every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and will be streamed on the Hear My Voice and Poetry Potion Facebook Pages starting from the 16th of April.

Week 1
Thursday 16 April: Launch Event
Number Poet Name
1 Belita Andre
2 Khadija Tracy
3 Kwazi Ndlangisa
4 Kwena Peu
5 Sana King
Week 2
Tuesday 21 April - Episode 2
1 Blaq Pearl
2 Siphosethu Phikelela
3 Thando Fuze
4 Mogale Sedibe
5 Billy Godiragetse
Thursday 23 April - Episode 3: Poetry Potion Episode
1 Keitumetse Tlhako
2 Sibulelo Manamatela
3 Mercy Dhliwayo
4 Mapule Mohulatsi
5 Toni Stuart
Week 3
Tuesday 28 April - Episode 4: Poetry Potion Episode
1 Mfumo/Fumane Nthlabane
2 Lethokuhle Msimang
3 Frans Tauyatsoala
4 Sello Chokoe
5 Jonathan Lefenya
Thursday 30 April - Episode 5
1 Farah Sayed
2 TJ Bodibe
3 Wandisile Motha
4 Ntaoleng Labane
5 Toroga Denver

Own Events using the Hear My Voice Zoom Platform:

  • Mandisa Vundla
  • Masai Sepuru
  • Xabiso Vili 

Successful applicants will be contacted soon via email.