Macduff “JPTR Sol” Valashiya is a 26-year-old from the city of Kimberley in the Northern Cape province of South Africa
He is a poet, writer, musician, and visual artist whose main themes revolve around the brokenness of the mind, body, and soul. He also writes about love, the psyche of man, his psyche, and conflicting philosophies.
His main inspirations are Charles Bukowski, Friedrich Nietzsche, Edgar Allan Poe, and Alan Watts. His musical influences range from contemporary rappers such as Kendrick Lamar to musicians such as Anderson Park, Kanye West, Jacob Banks, and Steve Lacey, to name a few. He has written two collections titled Prosimetrum (2020) and Watching You From The Ground (2021). He is set to finish and release his third anthology, along with his first short story, later in the year.