Phillippa Yaa de Villiers

Phillippa Yaa de Villiers


Phillippa Yaa de Villiers is an award-winning poet who teaches Creative Writing at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her poetry collections are Taller than buildings, The everyday wife  and ice- cream headache in my bone.

 Selected publications include New Daughters of Africa, Illuminations, Five Points Journal and the New Century of South African Poetry, Our Words, Our Worlds: Writing on Black South African Poets 2000-2018, With our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the new American century, No Serenity Here, Sable Litmag, Wasafiri and The Edinburgh Review.  Her one-woman play Original Skin toured South Africa and Germany. In 2018 she edited a special edition of the Atlanta Review dedicated to SA women poets, and co-edited The Poems of Keorapetse Kgositsile (forthcoming, University of Nebraska Press). In 2014 she was appointed Commonwealth Poet and performed at Westminster Abbey.

She serves on the Editorial Board of the African Poetry Book Fund.

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