We Need New Writing Devices Before 2030
Typewriters were invented in the 1860s, and only became commonplace as the century ended. Before then, the only writing tool available was the pen, before that was the quill before that was the, well, Stone Age. What this means is that writers like Shakespeare and…
Social Responsibility: Do We Need More Protest Poems?
In Nigeria, the agitation for social change reached a frightening crescendo last week. Peace was stretched to yield point and the streets were a melange of chaos and violence. Abdulbaseet Yusuf shares his thoughts about these happenings, emphasizing the need for protest poems and its…
A Peep into the Writers’ Life: Is Creativity a Curse?
An examination of creativity from two lenses; experience and observation. I came across a Facebook post recently. At first read, the post earned a chuckle from me. But after I ran the sentence through the new sensitivity checkers in my mind, the chuckled faded. Contemplation…
In "One Last Prayer", Victor Femi-Lawal, @vickthurfl01, weaves a moving requiem for victims of the Lekki massacre. He describes that night as the night when "blood ...seeped from the scourged skin of October the 20th.
#poetrycommunity #poems #TBThursday
Our #wcw this #Wednesday is Amanda Gorman @amandangorman, the United States' first-ever youth poet laureate, who recited a #poem at the inauguration of President @JoeBiden & V.P @KamalaHarris
Amanda inspires many young #poets around the world.
Our #MCM for the week is Wale Ayinla @Wale_Ayinla, whose chapbook, "To Cast a Dream", was selected as winner of 2020 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize! The award-winning book will be published by Jai-Alai Booka @jaialaibooks later this year.