My Poetic Collage is a book of poems by the Radioactive Blog creative director and Vrystaat Literature Festival assistant coordinator, Thuthukani Ndlovu. It offers a fascinating journey and insight to his mind and heart, as well as an incredible synergy between Literature, Digital Art, Augmented Reality (AR) and Ambisonics. The book cover is a direct reflection of the title, and speaks to most of the themes covered in the book.
He self-published the book through Poetree Publications , and worked with the Artivive to develop the AR poems and images. Thuthukani uses AR to create new dimensions of art by linking classical with digital art, as well as literature and spoken word; this is not new to those who are familiar with some of the initiatives he hosts such as “Giving Poetry Wings”. The digital layers in the book open the doors to a whole new world of possibilities, while taking readers on a journey, giving a different dimension of some of the poems, or complementing the poems with visuals and audio recordings. This book can be unlocked by any smartphone or tablet with the Artivive App, and offers an extended and emotional experience to Thuthukani’s work.
Thuthukani – more popularly known as TK – is a Zimbabwean creative, currently completing his Honours degree in Marketing at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. His passion for writing, performing and promoting poetry and digital art, while curating AR exhibitions is evident in the work he has done through his blog. His performance journey spans across Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa. Through his work with the blog, he received the 2019 Word n Sound Innovation in Poetry Award, and aims to continue developing innovative ways to contribute to the development, consumption and promotion of art and literature within the creative economy in Africa.
My Poetic Collage launched on 28 September 2020, as part of the ongoing Vrystaat Literature Festival online programme, “Vryspaak Digitaal”. After just one week on the market, the book has already sold out its first print run, with three selected readers winning fantastic gifts from the pre-order competition: South Africa published poetry books, a Muga Muga pendant and Grinda Coffee Co.
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