Poet awarded

■ Patricia Schonstein, a South African children’s writer, poet and novelist, presented legendary writer, James Matthews, with an anthology of poems (in which some of his poems feature), and an award named after her. Mr Matthews, 88, was honoured with the Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Award for lifetime achievement in poetry at his house in Silvertown on Wednesday September 13. Poetry in McGregor is an annual festival-now in its fifth year – held in the small village of McGregor, which is situated in the Breede River Winelands municipality.