South Africans Doing Great Things

How Koleka Putuma makes money from her poetry

Award-winning poet Koleka Putuma spoke about her poetry and her recent achievements.

She says she is unapologetically driven and is determined to make sure her passion pays the bills.

Asked what her poem Water is about she said it’s the meaning of the ocean, swimming and the beach for black people.

The significant holiday when people visit the beach and how the beach is not only an excursion but how we come in contact with water.

Award-winning poet Koleka Putuma .

The poet also noted that awards are important.

I call awards or accolades little torches that shine a light on your path, they give you a spot or moment that you would not have had before. I appreciate awards.

Award-winning poet Koleka Putuma.

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