When I got published!
Well, okay, technically it was just a poem but still…
I entered a competition for The Poetry Institute of Africa in my Matric year and then I forgot about it. Great was my surprise when I got a letter in the mail congratulating me that they want to publish my poem. Whoohoo! I couldn’t stand still – I just did my victory dance all over the house.
My poem: Nightmares: which one would you choose? Pirates is on p.412 of the Resolute Rendition.
I got 3 copies: one for me and one for each of my grandmothers.
My second poem was published in my first year as our class project.
“Through the eyes of a bird” on p.56 of Afrikaans/English “In Warm Water”.