The AVBOB Poetry Competition | Poem Anthology


The AVBOB Poetry Anthology: I Wish I’d Said

I Wish I’d Said, the annual print anthology that captures the essence of The AVBOB Poetry Competition – including its winning and commissioned poems – is available in three collectible volumes which each contain over 100 original poems, in all 11 of our mother tongues (with English translations). What better way to learn to write a winning poem? It is through reading the works of other poets that we make our own journey from beginner… to master.

Order the highly collectible Volume 3 of I Wish I’d Said now. SMS the word ‘poem’ to 48423 (at a standard cost of R1.50 per SMS) to have it posted to you at a total cost of R240. You can also order yours online at, by e-mailing Tertia on or phoning 078 648 8616, or find it on the shelves of most good book stores.

Click to download: PDF info sheet for ‘Volume 3’ of I Wish I’d Said

SPECIAL BUNDLE PRICE (while stocks last): Pay only R450 for Volumes 1-3 combined, including postage. To order this bundle, e-mail Tertia on

Poem title: For A – Nearly 7
The grown-ups worried and waited. They made you wait, too. Boring grown-ups; you were bored, so played a game on an iPad, my grown up-ness ignored. No...

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Poem title: N'WANA HAHANI
Hi ri lahla miharihari Ana ma rhandzana... Ase! Ntsakisi a hi swona Evo, loko a ndzi rhandza ke? Hi ta va hi dyohele tilo ni misava ke? Hi ta dyisiwa ...

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