Toni Giselle Stuart


Toni Giselle Stuart is a South African poet, performer and spoken word educator. Her work is widely published in anthologies, journals and non-fiction books locally and abroad. Her work includes Krotoa-Eva’s Suite – a cape jazz poem in three movements – a poetry collection that re-imagines the story of Krotoa-Eva through her own voice; an excerpt of the work was adapted into an audio-visual piece, in collaboration with filmmaker Kurt Orderson (Amsterdam and Cape Town, 2016); Poetry, Paramedics and Film with filmmaker/health researcher Leanne Brady (2018); I Come To My Body As A Question with dotdotdot dance (UK & Sweden, 2016 – 2020); and What the Water Remembers at Woordfees (2020); forgetting. and memory with vangile gantsho & Vusumzi Ngxande, at the Virtual National Arts Festival (South Africa, 2020). 

She is a Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South African of 2013, and has an MA Writer/Teacher (Distinction) from Goldsmiths, University of London, where she was a 2014/2015 Chevening Scholar. She was the founding curator of Poetica, at Open Book Festival.

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