Art imitates life. Depending on which school of thought you embrace, life imitates art. Whichever way you look at it, life and art come together in an aesthetic amalgamation that pleases and appeases the senses. That was the experience on Saturday, 27 August in a trendy Africafé in Sunnyside, Pretoria.
What started out as skepticism on my part about poets competing with one another slowly grew to appreciation, to admiration, then inspiration. It was the Intervarsity Spoken Mind competition.