A poet and playwright, educator and editor, Kobus Moolman teaches
creative writing in the Department of English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
His play Full Circle was
awarded the Jury Prize at the 2004 Performing Arts Network of South Africa
(PANSA) Festival of New Writing. The play premiered on the main festival
of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. In early 2006 the play will
be seen in Pietermaritzburg and at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg.
In 2004 Kobus was a featured poet
at the Poetry Africa Festival in Durban. In 2003 he was a finalist in
the BBC African Performance radio drama competition. His winning play
was produced for the BBC World Service. In the same year it was also read
at the Moscow Theatre Festival of New Writing.
He is the recipient of the Macmillan
Southern African Playwriting Award (1991) and the BBC African Radio Theatre
He is the author of two solo collections of poetry, Time like Stone
(2000) and Feet of the Sky (2003), as well as contributing to
a joint collection, 5 Poetry (2001), with four other South African
poets. His debut collection, Time like Stone, was awarded the
prestigious Ingrid Jonker Prize for 2001.
He is also the editor of the annual KwaZulu-Natal poetry journal Fidelities,
and actively promotes the work of aspirant writers and artists.
He is currently editing a collection
of writing for the Office on the Status of Disabled Persons in the Office
of The Presidency. The anthology will be published by the University of
KwaZulu-Natal Press in 2006.