A step ahead for Malawi poetry: PAM trains 50 poets


The poetry industry in the country is expected to take a step ahead following the roping in of 50 poets into the Poetry Association of Malawi (PAM) from its three regional chapters in November 2016.

PAM Secretary General Paul Sezzie said  the association has organised a gala of poetry on 26 November at Kamuzu Institute for Sports in Lilongwe with the aim of providing platform for these newly trained poets to show off their skills.

Sezzie. This was a good step.

“These poets have undergone a training centred on poetry creation and performance. We hope these poets will put the skills learnt to use,” said Sezzie.

According to Sezzie, the Lilongwe show has also been organised to bring together poets that have been absent on the stage for so long.

“People are hungry to see the likes of Nyamalikiti Nthiwatiwa, who is the newly elected PAM president, Esnart Tambala, Sylvester Kalizang’oma and many others,” added Sezzie.

He further said that popular poets such as Robert Chiwamba will also be present to boost morale of the show.

“This is unique show that is different dimension from what the audience is used to. This is an early Christmas gift for people of Lilongwe and surrounding districts,”  said Sezzie.