Sinethemba Bizela was born in a small township called Phakamisa, in King Williams Town. His maternal grandmother performed iintsomi — the Xhosa folklore tales — and cultivated his imagination through the art of storytelling. In 2013, Sinethemba attained his BA in English Studies and History at the University of the Western Cape, where he had the privilege of meeting writers such as Sindiwe Magona, Meg Vandermerwe, and Antjie Krog, in the multilingual creative writing program. While working towards his BA (Honours) in English Studies at Rhodes University, Sinethemba was a coordinator of Cycle of Knowledge, an initiative of the Rhodes English Department, and Writers’ Movement, a group of poets from Joza Location in Grahamstown. He is currently studying towards an MA in English at the University of the Western Cape. His poetry has been published in the journal Writing360, an initiative of UWC graduate students in the English Department, and, recently, his short story was included in issue 10 of Prufrock magazine. He writes poems that are meant for both the page and stage.