Dead Metaphors

by Ockert Greeff




About the Author

Ockert Greeff is a South African Canadian poet and drummer inspired by  some of the earliest oral and musical traditions – drumming,  storytelling, chanting, and rhymes. Born in Namibia and raised in a small town in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa, he earned his BA  Hons. in Afrikaans Literature before settling in Johannesburg, where he  was co-founder and drummer of the Afrikaans cult band Die Brixton Moord  en Roof Orkes. In Montreal, Canada, he has recorded with underground  bands such as Light Bulb Alley, Sawtooth, and Death Drive. His poems and  poetry-drumming works have appeared in Ons Klyntji, Abstract:  Contemporary Expressions, South Florida Poetry Journal, Thimble Literary  Magazine, and others, and his poem “Speed Trap” recently placed among  the Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards honorable mentions. His work also has been shown at poetry film festivals, including the Raleigh Film &  Art Festival and the Small File Media Festival at Simon Fraser  University.