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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS_ART PLUS HOPE: POETRY 2019

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Does your pen bleed the ink that can drive home a message for the reader? Do you write to entertain, teach, advocate or create awareness? Do you want to be part of a group of voices sharing their views through the art of verses?

Did you just say yes to the above questions? Join us for the Art Plus Poetry Anthology, 2019 Edition.

What is Art Plus Hope?
Art Plus Hope is a rising anthology that aims at creating a platform for rising creative writers to share their works and gain exposure. Collectively, we will create each other's names.

Submission Guidelines:
Each poet should submit not more than 2 poems in a word document to troynamps@gmail.com and the email subject should be Art Plus Hope Poetry 19. Alternatively, you can post the document in the Art Plus Hope: Poetry '19 WhatsApp group. To join group click here.
Each submission should be accompanied by a biography and photo of the poet.
Submission deadline is 15 January, 2019.
Themes are Abuse, Child Marriage, Child Labor, Disc…

The Virtue

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By Andrea Chipiri

The Bible's three and four codes of conduct
Dictate more and more gut
Colossal diametrically
With a smooth passion and impartiality

Stop wishing when others are dreaming
Leave the darkness and start beaming
Prognosticate upon achieving
Wake up today  and start leaving

In the night, run outside in the moon
See more light, see the little gloom
You shan't be gone
When a new life is gone


The Poet Andrea Chipiri
Andrea is an aspiring Zimbabwean poet finding poetry to be her gateway to let out whatever she is carrying in her heart. She is a student at Midlands State University studying Politics and Public management.

4 Truths on Evangelism: A Brief Analysis

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Open Chat- Meet Kim Chuka

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Today on Open Chat we are joined by Kim Chuka, a young and talented Lady. Kim is a poet and theatre artist.

(OC) Welcome Kim and thanks for joining us at Open Chat.

(Kim) thank you very much I am honoured to be here

(OC) Sure, so without wasting much time. Please tell us a brief story about Kim

(Kim) So Kim is short for kimberly, fully known as Silibaziso kimberly Samkheliso Chuka I am a theatre practitioner and poet. First child in a family of three started writing at the age of 14 I find life when I write and perform so basically art is life oh and I am 21 my stage name is Thespiansphynx

(OC) Wow, such an intriguing background. As a poet, what inspires you to mate pen and paper? (Kim) life situations, emotions and society

(OC) Has writing brought any satisfaction towards your intentions as a poet?
(Kim) very much, it has and still does

(OC)Awesome! Do you ever regret being a poet?

(Kim) not at all

(OC) So you are good with poetry

(Kim) yes I can say

(OC) Great!  Do you ever receive any criticism…

Open Chat- Meet Talent Ncube

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As part of the Art Plus Hope Blog initiative, today at Open Chat (OC) we are joined by Talent Ncube,a lady of 31 years with a great passion of spoken word. As an aspiring artist she enjoys telling stories to people around her and hopes to grow her audience.




(OC) Welcome Talent, and thank you for spending time with us at Open Chat.
(TN) Thank you for having me on open Chat
(OC) Can you start by giving our followers a brief background of yourself and where you are coming from?
(TN) Talent is a lady who grew up in Zimbabwe and had a fair share of both hassles and a great childhood. She is popularly known as Tenacious, a name given to her because of her strong determination to her goals.
(OC) What or who has been your greatest inspiration of all time?
(TN)Because I have to mention one I’ll go with Strive Masiyiwa, the owner of the leading Cellular network in Zimbabwe. He is not just a business mogul; he is a motivational speaker and his writings touch the lives of young people including myse…

Open Chat- Meet Esteem Tafirenyika

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Art Plus Hope has taken a new leap of faith and hopes to create an impact in the world of art. We have started doing interviews with established or aspiring artists of all calibers. Our objective is to help more artists get known by the world. Besides just posting their works, we also need to introduce them in person to the world.

Today we are joined by Esteem Tafirenyika a young enthusiastic orator. He is focused on helping Africa utilise what she has and take her real position globally.


(OC) Welcome Esteem, and thank you for spending time with us at Open Chat.
(ET) The pleasure is all mine.
(OC) Can you start by giving our followers a brief background of yourself and where you are coming from?
(ET) I'm an Orator and Entrepreneur but still in High School. I have ventured into various projects, some of which are still works in progress. I started speaking in 2014 and l am actually fighting to be a Professional Speaker.
(OC) What or who has been your greatest inspiration of all time?
(…