04-08 September 2019

Open Book Festival

04-08 September2019

Quaz Roodt

Quaz Roodt is a poet and editor of poetrypotion.com. He facilitates the poetry programme for The University  of Johannesburg’s Arts Academy and frequently hosts literary and sexual health talks with prisoners and young men around the country. In 2016 Quaz was noted as one of South Africa’s top 100 Inspiring and Aspiring young people by Independent media. He is also involved in numerous social outreach programs around Johannesburg.

His poetry and essays have been published and translated in various South African and international anthologies, journals, magazines and newspapers. In 2009 he published his first collection of poetry, The Orange Book Vol:2. He has performed his poetry at various international festivals in countries such as Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Botswana, and Brazil. He has, to date, released five audio projects, the latest in 2015 titled The Incurable Likeness of Beings. Quaz also appears in numerous documentaries and short films.