Kelwyn Sole is professor of English literature at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of a several collections of poetry, most recently, Absent Tongues. He has won the Olive Schreiner Prize and Sydney Clouts Prize for his poetry, as well as getting an Honourable Mention in the Noma Award, an Award for Excellence in the Hugh MacDiarmid Prize and an International Merit Award in the Atlanta Review Millennium Poetry Competition. He has won the AA Mutual Life/Vita Award and Thomas Pringle Award for his critical work.
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