Kobus Moolman is Professor of Creative Writing in the department of English Studies at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He has published seven collections of poetry, two collections of plays, and edited a collection of poetry, prose and art by South African writers living with disabilities. Kobus himself is living with spina bifida.
He has won numerous local and international awards, including the 2015 Glenna Luschei Award for African Poetry, the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry award, and the Ingrid Jonker award. His first collection of short fiction, The Swimming Lesson and Other Stories (UKZN Press) was published in 2018.
In 2019, he published a chapbook of meditative poetry with drawings by Shubnum Khan, All and Everything (uHlanga Press). His new collection of poetry, The Mountain behind the House (Dryad Press) was launched recently.
In his writing Kobus explores the relationship between the non-normative body and experimental textual practices that challenge generic boundaries.