Rethabile Masilo


Letter to Country

(Canopic Publishing 2015)

Selected Poems

Rethabile Masilo blogs at Poéfrika and is poetry editor for Canopic Publishing. A Mosotho poet who enjoys reading and writing, he lives in Paris, France, with his wife and two children, where he writes and reads poetry. His work has been published in various magazines and online. He is the author of four poetry collections: Qoaling (Onslaught Press, 2018), Letter to Country (Canopic, 2016),  Waslap (The Onslaught Press, 2015) and Things That Are Silent (Pindrop Press, 20012).

Rethabile was born in 1961 in Lesotho and left his country with his parents and siblings to go into exile in 1980. He moved through The Republic of South Africa (very short stay, on account of the weight of Apartheid), Kenya and the United States of America, before settling in France in 1987.

He is Canopic Publishing's Poet-in-Residence.