Michèle Betty

Michèle Betty was the poetry editor of New Contrast: The South African Literary Journal from 2017 to September 2020 and is the founder of Dryad Press (Pty) Ltd, an independent press dedicated to the promotion and publication of poetry in South Africa. She has a BA LLB from the University of Witwatersrand and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town (cum laude). Her poems have appeared in journals both in South Africa and abroad and have been anthologised in The Live Canon International Poetry Competition Anthology, The Sol Plaatjie European Union Anthology and most recently in The New Century of South African Poetry (Jonathan Ball, 2018). Her debut collection Metaphysical Balm was published in March 2017.

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Michèle Betty was vanaf 2017 tot September 2020 die poësieredakteur van New Contrast: The South African Literary Journal en is die stigter van Dryad Press (Pty) Ltd, ’n onafhanklike uitgewershuis aan die bevordering en publisering van poësie in Suid-Afrika gewy. Sy het ’n BA LLB by die Universiteit van die Witwatersrand en ’n MA in Kreatiewe Skryfkuns by die Universiteit van Kaapstad (met onderskeiding) behaal. Haar poësie verskyn in joernale in sowel Suid-Afrika as die buiteland en is opgeneem in The Live Canon International Poetry Competition Anthology, The Sol Plaatjie European Union Anthology en mees onlangs The New Century of South African Poetry (Jonathan Ball, 2018). Haar debuutbundel Metaphysical Balm verskyn in Maart 2017.