POETRY BOOKS

Invitation (2017)
by Athol Williams

WINNER of the 2017 South African Independent Publishers Awards for Poetry. 

This collection will nourish your soul. It is an invitation to journey along a path of dreams, of discovery and of love. It includes popular poems such as One Finite Life and Taking Notice of Time as well as moving poems such as I Will Keep Walking, To Be Held and These Words. Many of the poems have been published in literary journals or anthologies in South Africa, UK or USA.  

Eternal (2016)
by Steve Tsakiris

Poetry book

Bumper Cars (2016)
by Athol Williams

Includes award-winning poem, Streetclass Diseases

In Bumper Cars, Athol Williams continues his project, started in his book Talking to a Tree, of reflecting upon the circumstance that leads to human conflict. He appeals to both reason and intuition to paint images of a new consciousness and new institutions that offer hope of peaceful human existence. The collection speaks to the global human condition with a thread of South African and Israel-Palestine themes, the latter reflecting his participation in the international art project here, without hosted at Harvard University. Through all his social, political and philosophical reflection, Williams draws the conclusion, as poets have for centuries, that love is humanity’s greatest need and the best response to contemporary society’s challenges.

First published in the UK by The Onslaught Press. Published in SA by Theart Press under license. 

Heap of Stones (2009)
by AE Ballakisten

Athol Williams's debut collection written under the pseudonym, AE Ballakisten.  

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Wild Divinity (2018)
by Steve Tsakiris

‘Wild Divinity’ is a collection of poems that explore the contrast and polarity of
life: the wildness in our divinity. Our destructive behaviour and the inherent
suffering that it causes. The change in perspective that is possible and the
transformation that follows. The awakening of the Human Spirit and the
realisation of who we truly are. This book is an invitation to join in an exploration of the greatest mystery of all:
the mystery of life!

Talking to a Tree (2011)
by AE Ballakisten

Athol Williams' second collection, written under the pseudonym AE Ballakisten, the collection surveys the state of our humanity and asks the question, "Is this really how we want to live?"  It is dedicated to Nelson Mandela. 

Talking to a Tree (2011)
by AE Ballakisten

Athol Williams' second collection, written under the pseudonym AE Ballakisten, the collection surveys the state of our humanity and asks the question, "Is this really how we want to live?"  It is dedicated to Nelson Mandela. 

Talking to a Tree (2011)
by AE Ballakisten

Athol Williams' second collection, written under the pseudonym AE Ballakisten, the collection surveys the state of our humanity and asks the question, "Is this really how we want to live?"  It is dedicated to Nelson Mandela. 

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A Better World: Hope From Africa (2019)

A collection of poetry by young leaders across Africa who are members of the 2018 Obama Foundation African Leaders Program.