The poet Karin Schimke received the Ingrid Jonker Award for her book of poetry. Ingrid Jonker was a famous South African poet. Mandela used one of her poems in one of his keynote speeches.
Karin was allowed to say a few words as a way of saying ‘thank you’. She does not speech in the form of a poem.
Here you will find her speech. Her fist acceptance speech, and maybe even her last (as she pointed out herself).