Jerome Coetzee is a writer, poet, and Master’s candidate in the Department of Afrikaans at the University of the Western Cape. His research focus is on Afrofuturism in contemporary Afrikaans Literature. He has previously been published in LitNet, Die Student and is a National Poetry Prize winner (2021). He is on the longlist for the Sol Plaatje European Union Award (2022). When he is not writing, you can find Jerome at a local poetry reading event with a pen and a notebook, and always with a cup of tea. In his spare time, he also enjoys mentoring and facilitating online poetry workshops.