Author - Abigail George

Abigail George studied film and television production for a short while, followed by a brief stint as a trainee at a production house. She is a Christian feminist, writer and poet. She lives in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She has had poetry published in print and online. She has had short fiction published online. In 2005 and 2008, she was awarded grants from the National Arts Council in Johannesburg. She is not purely devoted to poetry but to pursuing writing full time. Storytelling for her has always been a phenomenal way of communicating and making a connection with other people. She writes for Modern Diplomacy and contributed bimonthly to a symposium on Ovi Magazine: Finland’s English Online Magazine. Her latest book Winter in Johannesburg is available on Kindle via Amazon.


Abigail George: Ache

Ache (for the Dutch poet Joop Bersee) You’re like a wet taproot burrowing-digging-digging into the ground. You’re flitch, a flicker and a burn. You’re desolate...


Abigail George: The Owl House

THE OWL HOUSE (Three untitled poems in one untitled poem.) Perhaps you’re leaves found in a courtyard. Or like me, a woman who is longing for a child in a city...


Abigail George: Two Poems

“I think of / you getting older, surrounded by your / children, the children I could never / give you. I would have loved you for a / minor eternity, a major...


Abigail George: Persuasion

PERSUASION (for Mishka and Stuart Hoosen-Lewis) You’re a couple in the crossing. I’m not part of a couple. My stories come out of the light that is shining in...


Abigail George: Offering

Once I called you home. Once you called / me sanctuary. Your hands were like a hat full / of leaves, a porcelain teacup full of blue sky… The old woman...