The category is inspired by Kojo Baffoe’s poem in which he is “on a quest to find the perfect poem, a gentle balance between word, rhythm and thought …a poem that sends the moon and sun dancing over the skyline hand in hand”.
It’s an opportunity for us to say big up to the poems that really moved us and really stood out this year. “The award is encouragement for poets to constantly improve their writing. There is no such thing as a truly perfect poem, but we must always be in pursuit of it and it is in that spirit that this category was introduced,” says Word N Sound CEO, Thabiso Afurakan Mohare.
You can now vote once every hour for the Perfect Poem Award.
Voting closes midday on Thursday 13 Nov.
Xabiso Vili – Gaza, A Love Story
Zewande Bhengu – CD4 Count
Masai Dabula – Do You Remember Me
Mandi Poefficient Vundla – Mother
Mandi Poefficient Vundla – Ode To Kwaito
Conelius Jones – Seven Moons
Modise Sekgothe – To Die Before You Die
Mutle Mothibe – Nuances of Apollo