Ingrid de Kok

Ingrid de Kok is a South African lyric poet living in Cape Town. Her work is widely anthologised, is taught in South Africa and around the world, and has been translated into nine languages. She has been awarded various fellowships, residencies and prizes and read at major national and international literary festivals. In 2013 she participated in 'Poetic Craft and White Settler Colonialism' a workshop at the University of Western Sydney. Her most recent books are Seasonal Fires: New and Selected Poems (Seven Stories, 2006) and Other Signs (Kwela 2011).

Found Names

The police called her ‘Precious’, acid burn on her skin, long drop toilet, Humansdorp. A nurse named her ‘Vicky Unknown Monday’, rubbish dump, Lotus River, March 2010. And ‘Moses’, on the banks of the vlei, ‘Valiant’, who was covered in …

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