Mbali Vilakazi is an award-winning South African poet, performer, curator and speaker.
Her dynamic style and collaborative approach is intentionally experimental. Seeking to expand the language of text, her work is concerned with exploring a socially engaged, multi-disciplinary performance poetry aesthetic. She aims to create cutting edge work that renegotiates the way in which poetry is experienced.
Her awards include a Silver Medal for South Africa at the 2009 Delphic Games, a Gold Medal at the 2012 NPR poetry games and a Mbokodo Women in Arts Award 2015 for Poetry.