Songs of Selah: An Interview with Don Beukes

On the latest episode of Songs of Selah I had the pleasure of interviewing a good friend and great poet, Don Beukes. Please listen to an archive of the episode here…

Don Beukes - Podcast 2

Don Beukes, originally from Belhar, Cape Town in South Africa is the author of The Salamander Chronicles (Creative Talents Unleashed) and Icarus Rising- Volume One (Alien Buddha Press), which is a unique ekphrastic collection written in collaboration with artists from South Africa, America and the UK. His poetry has been anthologized in numerous collections and translated into Afrikaans, Persian, French, and Albanian. He was nominated by Roxana Nastase, editor of Scarlet Leaf Review for the ‘Best of the Net’ in 2017 as well as the Pushcart Poetry Prize in 2016.  His debut South African Publication was published in August 2018 by Libbo Publishers with three prominent SA poets in a unique anthology reflecting on experiences of Apartheid and other global themes. 

Don Beukes - In Pursuit of Poetic Perfection

Find out more about Don’s work here at his website, The Salamander Chronicles.

Don Beukes - Podcast 3

A past interview with Don featured in the Showcase Spotlight series here at 17Numa can be read here…

Don Beukes - The Salamander Chronicles

4 thoughts on “Songs of Selah: An Interview with Don Beukes

  1. Thanks for being a great host and friend Scott! This was an epic, special and historic interview. You have given my voice a platform for not just writers from Africa who struggle to be heard but especially my country of birth South Africa where authors from my cultural background are still dismissed and overlooked. I predict your show will become THE place for Literature and Arts I really do! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you, my friend. It was a pleasure listening to your inspiring story and hearing you read on the show. Congratulations on the recent successes, and may the future always burn bright!


  2. Reblogged this on The Salamander Chronicles – Don Beukes and commented:
    About yesterday!

    Not only did I have an epic and historic debut US online radio interview with my good friend and phenomenal author but my debut South African publication in a unique 4 poet Anthology ‘In Pursuit of Poetic Perfection’ with fellow South Africans Bevan Boggenpoel, Leroy Abrahams and Selwyn Milborrow reached the NUMBER 1 spot on Amazon Kindle in the ‘African Literature’ category. Please support us and #IPoPP by following the IPoPP Facebook page, as well as my blog ‘The Salamander Chronicles’ and if you feel up to it, my two facebook pages for my first two full collections of poetry.
    Thank you for all your support.

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