New Coin June 2014 is now out and contains poems by
Kelwyn Sole, Alan Finlay, Kobus Moolman, Sinclair Beiles, Lucas Zulu, Arja
Salafranca, Moira Lovell, Eva Jackson, Dawn Garisch, Goodenough Mashego, Kyle
Allan, Haidee Kruger, Yannis Livadas, Gerard Rudolf, Khulile Nxumalo, Mangaliso
Buzani, Mxolisi Nyezwa, Immanuel Suttner, Hans Pienaar, Catfish McDaris, Anton
Krueger, Diana Bloem, John Carse, Mick Raubenheimer, Louise Anne Buchler,
Lionel Murcott, Gail Dendy, Jim Pascual Agustin, Angifi Dladla, Carol Leff, Mzi
Mahola, Allan Kolski Horwitz, Vonani Bila and Stephen Symons. Reviews by Kelwyn
Sole, Rustum Kozain and Tlhalo Sam Raditlhalo.
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English in Africa (ISEA) and is available on subscription. Subscription for
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A poem by Sinclair Beiles, in English and Spanish, that appeared in the catalogue for an Artists for Democracy exhibition held in Santiago, Chile, in 1974. The poem was written for the occasion of an installation by artist Tina Keane.
Courtesy: Liliane Lijn.
Carl Weissner: Letter to Sinclair Beiles, March 30, 1971.
Dear Sinclair: The Sahara took water. And now what? While armies of hippies kneeling along the San Andreas Fault waiting for a sign. It's fascinating, this kind of stupidity that human beings are subjects, always. I see your ambassador just tickle the Athens junta to expedite your release and your repatriation. Was it reasonable to continue on bread and water, etc.., When you finally get so successful to score, even the bums in the world believe us immortal. Penniless in Greece? Therefore goes in the port of Piraeus amocher the first naval officer comes, you will be arrested and locked up pronto! Behold thy roof over your head. I remember, like, if I will find myself stuck without an arrow in a port, single, sitting or wandering and no place to anchor .... Read more here
They might have been twins.
they looked exactly like each other
and they sat facing each other
in the underground.
Each of them was hesitant to speak
to the other.
But when one got off, the other
followed him and saw him disappear
into the side entrance of a bank.
He obviously worked in a bank
like the man who had taken the trouble
to follow him. That was the only time
they saw each other.
(Published in The Idiot's Voice, Cold Turkey Press, France, 2012)
Who was Sinclair Beiles? is a compilation of writings about South African Beat poet Sinclair Beiles, co-edited by Gary Cummiskey and Eva Kowalska. Contributors are Gary Cummiskey, Eva Kowalska, Alan Finlay, George Dillon Slater, dawie malan and Fred de Vries. Published by Dye Hard Press, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009. Who was Sinclair Beiles? is distributed to bookstores throughout South Africa by Bacchus Books.However, copies can be ordered directly from the publisher.Email firstname.lastname@example.org for order details.