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Lover Another online poetry competition

- By Wits University

Drama for Life at Wits University presents the annual Lover Another Performance Poetry competition, the innovative performance poetry competition which encourages the youth to openly and creatively talk about relationships, sex, HIV/AIDS.

After massive success in the poetry slams hosted across the country, this year the competition embraces something new:  Drama for Life (DFL) Lover Another is taking to its online platforms to give a voice to poets dying to be heard.

This is your chance to become SA’s leading young poet! Take a chance. Work your pen. Find your words. Speak your truth. Perform your passion. Through Lover Another you have an opportunity to voice your truth, through this year’s theme: Human Connection.

In the age of HIV and AIDS, issues of – trust, intimacy, touch, lust, passion, sex, sensual pleasure, the erotic, betrayal, hurt, broken relationships, gender violence, sexual identities, discrimination, broken promises and love--all demand attention, allow us inside your head and heart with your words... Speak. Write. Perform. Your time is now!

Join Now! Create Now! Perform Now! Entrants are encouraged to record poems on their mobile devices (alternatively, record audio, or submit a written piece) and submit it via one of the following channels:

On these platforms you can also access more details about the competition, check out other poets’ work, and even engage with the team. The competition closes on 15 November 2014. One poem per entrant.