THE AFTERMATH – (August Edition)


The Brave Voices August Edition is such an amazing platform for young but resilient poetic griots , solemnly holding on to their faith and remain composed to face the AFTERMATHS with due diligence despite the hellholes of the COVID 19 pandemic. writings boldly articulates inspirational messages of hope and courage to adapt to the new normal .In this installment , ten poems were selected; the bigger number of poems is from the hosting country Botswana and the other six from Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda As the editor for this month I would love to thank all contributing poets who responded to this great call and give salutations to those who made it to the top 10 and encourage that we hold on together in these difficult times of the COVID19 menace as we face the realities and complexities of the new normal . As a poet I take it that poetry is a powerful medium to express our feelings with for attaining freedoms and that it is a formula to connect the mind, spirit, soul and other humanity realms. TOGETHER WE RISE-( Gorata Ntshwabi Brave Voices August Edition Guest Editor and Brave Voices Botswana Associate)

Bulgarian Poets translate poetry to English for global readership.


Acclaimed Translator  and Artist  MIROSLAVA PANAYOTOVA  has since joined on global audience building strides   with Bulgarian prolific poet  and writer  VIOLETA BONCHEVA . Panayotova have been  translating  poetry and writings of  poets from across  the globe  and  in  this  installment ,  she has adapted  poems  by another Poet  BONCHEVA from  Bulgarian  into English  in order to reach international  readership  .  Both of them are  prolific  and artistic  personalities and  have published widely across  genres.PANAYOTOVA-graduated from Plovdiv University, specialized in Bulgarian philology. She has have published poems, stories, tales, aphorisms, essays, criticisms, translations, articles and interviews in periodical and collections. Panayotovas poetry booksincludes: Nuances, 1994, God of the senses, 2005, Whisper of leaves, 2017, Green feeling, 2018; two books with stories: An end, and then a beginning, 2017, The path of love, 2018; two eBooks: Laws of communications /aphorisms/, 2018, Old things /poetry/, 2018. She an ardent a member of the Union of the Independent Bulgarian Writers and a member of the International Association of Independent Writers “Sodrujestvo”.VIOLETA BONCHEVA is the author of the following books:”Wet Etude”, poetry – published by “Izblik” 1990.”Mirror“, poetry – ed. Litforum, 1995
“Invited moment, poetry” – ed. Palmyra ”, 1998“History of the disease”, prose – ed. “Silver Lion”, 1998“There will be no farewell”, poetry – Kota Publishing House, 2005
The Big Sombrero, bilingual, for children – Palmira Publishing House, 2003VIOLETA BONCHEVA is the author of the following books:“Wet Etude”, poetry – published by“Izblik” 1990.“Mirror”, poetry – ed. Litforum, 1995
“Invited moment, poetry” – ed. Palmyra ”, 1998“History of the disease”, prose – ed. “Silver Lion”, 1998“There will be no farewell”, poetry – Kota Publishing House, 2005
The Big Sombrero, bilingual, for children – Palmira Publishing House, 2003
“In the navel of the moon”, poetry, bilingual – ed. Domino, 2007
“Contemporary Mexican playwrights”, collection, translation, electronic – ed. “Liternet.bg”, 2010. TIME OF POET REPUBLIC is  rooted in the  values of Diversity , Inclusivity and Creativity . We feature English poems  by  Writer VIOLETA BONCHEVA  as translated by Poet ,  Artist and Translator  MIROSLAVA  PANAYOTAVA-( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).

Otole your Verses rave the Mind like Afro-Jazz.


FRANCIS  OTOLE  is a  fast rising African Poetry  Voice. I call him the Poet of. His verses  raves the mind  and shells  the heart box like Afro-Jazz.And the rhythm is the soft rain sound of  the MBIRA- a thumb piano. The burden of truth carried in his poesy  is hefty , bone cracking and heavy to carry in our ever pain scalded souls. The simple -deep lyrics are classical, educative and entertaining . Here verbal dexterity is laced with with human  reason and  the preservative is dramatic humor. OTOLE writes  about life , humanity , spirituality  reverence and confessional poetry. FRANCIS OTOLE  is the Guest Editor  of the BRAVE VOICES POETRY JOURNAL June edition. 

Brave Voices Poetry Journal 55:BLOOD LETTERS TO BIYA (CAMEROON IS ALSO OUR COUNTRY).


  BLOOD LETTERS TO BIYA (CAMEROON IS ALSO OUR COUNTRY)      : See puppets moaning out loud under the oppressionalitic burden of uncondomized, rough, rush ridden iron steel imperialistic phalluses. Slicing apart the sacredness and virginity of this earth .Painting the moon red with fresh  blood. Sacred land wounded by riffle gongs, bullet shreds and shrieks of … Continue reading Brave Voices Poetry Journal 55:BLOOD LETTERS TO BIYA (CAMEROON IS ALSO OUR COUNTRY).