WELCOME TO KENYA'S ONE-STOP POETRY VENUE
THE KENYAN POETRY HUB
Supporting New Poets on the Page and Stage
This site aims to celebrate and support new Kenyan poets by providing links to resources on the web and beyond - a sort of base camp from which to venture into the world of poetry, and back again. The hope is that the widely-distributed community of Kenyan poets can drop in and find material enabling us to hone our craft, broaden our reading and share links to our completed work. Although it partially bears my name, and has some links to my own work, it is intended to be a one-hunt-hub for Kenyan poets and poetry readers, including students, and not only a self-promotion site. It is primarily a listings forum.
This Kenyan Poetry Site works in conjunction with the Google Group, Kenyan Poetry Catalyst, which adult Kenyan poets are invited to join and participate in. 'Kenyan Poetry Catalyst' is intended to be more interactive, a place where budding poets can post work-in-progress and receive constructive group criticism from colleagues.
If you have any Kenyan poetry events or site tips, please contact me, and I'll try to add them.
All bests, and in friendship,
Thanks to all who have helped with content.
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Stephen Derwent Partington's new Kenyan poetry collection, How to Euthanise a Cactus, has been released to critical and popular acclaim in Kenya and elsewhere.
In its end of year bumper edition, the respected Africa Report kindly listed How to Euthanise a Cactus first among the continent's four best books of 2010, writing: '...a towering manifestation of poetry's strident return to the literary mainstream'
Published this year by the UK's prizewinning specialist poetry publisher, Cinnamon Press, How to Euthanise a Cactus is distributed in Kenya by the respected Kwani literary trust, and can be enquired about, bought and delivered by MPesa at the special price of 800/- from Kwani? Or phone Mike at Kwani Sales and Marketing on 0721837151 or (020)4441801
It is also available, for slightly more, at these Kenyan bookshops and supermarkets
'Blows you out of the water
with its sheer brilliance!' - Smitta
For an independent review of How to Euthanise a Cactus, click here.