Here is “I Dream in Black and White”, the next poem in the ‘Autumn Haze’ anthology.

“I Dream in Black and White” by Conrad Schwellnus I dream in black and white, I see in shades of grey. Nothing about anything always feels quite right, A life of your own, you simply cannot delay. Mourn the emancipation, let go of the grip, Alone you may just fall, perhaps you stay and trip. […]

I’m hosting a brand new lifestyle podcast, and of course it has a cheeky title! Happy to finally share some details with you.

It’s been five years since I did my last radio show, but I’m thrilled to get behind the mic again, hosting Wellness with the Schwellnus, a brand new lifestyle podcast launching on Spotify on Thursday the 25th of April. The show, which will be exclusive to Spotify for 24 hours, will be syndicated to other streaming […]

The next chapter in the ‘Autumn Haze’ anthology is here — read “Knife Party” now.

“Knife Party” by Conrad Schwellnus Let’s throw a knife party, Our highs take on a new life, When you’re done sipping on the Bacardi, Will you start to let go of your wife? Take away the pressure, we dance intimately, Stroke my hair as I begin to feel you in a dream, Shake your body, […]

Here is the second poem from ‘Autumn Haze’ — this is “Hearts at Half Mast”.

“Hearts at Half Mast” by Conrad Schwellnus Let’s bond as a family, with our smartphones in check, Eyes fixed on the television, in public we shall forget. The elders converse with their hearts at half mast, Exhausted from keeping the week afloat — now with some freedom at last. Sit by yourself sweet miss, your […]

This is the first piece of work from ‘Autumn Haze’ — here is “Yanked”.

“Yanked” by Conrad Schwellnus Yanked against my will, Towards a life I never wanted. You asked me to be still, Forget a childhood of enchantment. A distant memory lurks, but I’m with family now, You are what I wanted… we knew each other so well. Untainted by your words and passions somehow, Behind the shades, […]

I’m publishing my first anthology, ‘Autumn Haze’.

Earlier this week, I got some good news about “Roaming”, a poem I wrote about the life and career of the legendary Whitney Houston, which came in third place in the first writing competition I entered. The poem (quite surprisingly) was read by over 1,100 people on Instagram, which gave me the confidence to start […]

Rest easy, beautiful. You’ve left a lesson or two behind.

I recently entered my first writing competition, hosted by Writing Tips. They share writing tips every day to an audience of over 40 000 followers and their goal is to help fellow writers like myself out with various nuggets of advice. I wanted to share my entry with you today. The challenge was to submit […]