AFTER a year-and-a-half of rebranding and upping the poetry platform for five months, the two-hour open mic slam and soul poetry sessions return to Mashies Restaurant between 11th and 12th Avenue in Bulawayo from December 27.
The organiser of the session Buzani Dube, aka Asa the Poet, said slam and soul poetry is a platform for poets to showcase their Godgiven ability in the spoken word.
“Slam and soul poetry is a platform for poets to showcase their works for publicity and as a way to raise funds to help artistes raise a wider audience,” Dube said.
The poetry session started in 2012 as a way of exposing poets and their works to local people.
“My passion for poetry and art and also the dissemination of such art gives me a drive towards continuing success,” Dube said.
He said he has been writing and reciting poetry from the age of 12 years in 1996.
“Throughout these years, my oratory talent has allowed me to become the man that I am today. Slam and soul poetry is a successful four-month project that has provided opportunities to various poets, some of whom are scattered throughout southern Africa, and are continuing pursuance of art in many different mediums, from clothing design to visual arts and music production,” he added.