Henk Rossouw

From Cape Town, South Africa, Henk Rossouw has recent poems in The Paris Review, The Massachusetts Review, and The Boston Review. The opening of his book-length poem Xamissa came out in The Common; another section is forthcoming in Blackbird. He completed his MFA at the University of Massachutts Amherst. About to finish his PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Houston, he serves as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast.


“It’s an effort to map my own self”: A Conversation with Asiya Wadud and a Folio of Poems, curated by Henk Rossouw

Asiya Wadud is the author of the chapbook we, too, are but the fold. Her first book, Crosslight for Youngbird, is forthcoming from Nightboat Books later this year and other books will be out from Ugly Duckling Presse and Nightboat in 2019 and 2020, respectively. She lives in Brooklyn, New […]


An Introduction to Henk Rossouw by Kristina Marie Darling

    Henk Rossouw’s Xamissa is unlike any other literary work I’ve encountered before. Moving gracefully between prose poems, lyric fragments, typography, and gorgeously rendered handwritten passages, Rossouw offers a text that is gratifying in its rich textures, its intricate layering, and its vibrant soundscapes. Beautifully fractured and purposefully elusive, […]