Two Poems By Zimbabwean-born Poet, Tyrone Takawira
In “Out” and “Rooftops”, Zimbabwean-born poet, Tyrone Takawira writes about rape, incest, and suicide with what we would love to refer to as lucid lines. The stories trapped in these poems are sensational and make a pleasurable read. – Editorial Team Out The hum of…
One Poem By Ajani Samuel Victor
To be a poet seems to be a commissioning to write about the collective pains and pleasures of humanity. Ajani Samuel Victor, Nigerian poet, and writer contributes his voice to the anthem of our great poetic commission with this rather brilliant poem, “My Body is…
Writing Contests to Enter this January
For many, nothing spurs creativity as much as deadlines do. Like I always say, we are all temporarily superhuman in the face of deadlines. Include a reward for beating the deadlines, and you have just created the biggest motivation for any writer. Here are some…
Two Poems By Bobbybryan Uzoma
Life teaches many lessons via ordinary things and poets often volunteer themselves to harvest and share these lessons with the world. We are pleased to see how Bobbybryan Uzoma does this in these two brilliant poems. – Editorial Team You never know what you get…
Haunted Room: A Poem By Franklyn Orode
Always a joy to watch a poet recycle dark emotions and make something stunning out of them. Franklyn Orode, the author of Ashes of Orange Dreams, does this so effortlessly in his poem, Haunted Room. – Editorial Team This room is now a shrinking continent…
Insurmountable By Victor Oluwalana
This is a warm open letter to all the broken women in the world. In every paragraph of this piece, Victor Oluwalana sends a beam of light to women who are trying to see through the darkness of abuse. We really enjoyed how Victor’s gripping…
Call for Entries: 2021 K & L Prize
The K and L prize, founded and sponsored by New Zealand based Nigerian writer, Myles Ojabo, awards $1000 (New Zealand) to the best piece of unpublished fiction. Now in its third edition, the 2021 K & L prize 2021 has thrown open its submission windows….
One Poem By Liberian Poet, Prince U D Tardeh
We have read several poems about a year as strange as 2020 but this poem, “When a Year Leaps” by Prince U D Tardeh stands out. Because it is a tribute to some of the most amazing earthlings who took a bow this year. Although,…
Two Poems By Nigerian Poet, Nwankwo Prosper O
In these poems, with metaphors so crisp, every line is a little bit of magic and so much of splendor, Nwankwo Prosper O massages words till they exude a delicious symphony. Very impressive! – Editorial Team Offing how do you tell a boy-jalopy / catching…
How To Enter Nigerian NewsDirect Poetry Prize, 2020
In a statement by Pamilerin Jacob, the coordinator of the Nigerian NewsDirect Poetry Prize, the call for submissions was necessitated by the desire of Nigerian NewsDirect to fulfill its long-term goal of supporting innovation in Nigerian poetry. The prize money totals N150,000. The first prize…
Our #MCM for the week is Saddiq Dzukogi @SaddiqDzukogi. His collection of poems, “Your Crib, My Qibla”, has earned rave reviews since its recent publication.
Award-winning poet, Ilya Kaminsky, describes it as a “stunning, memorable book”!
You had your voice,
yet silence was your outburst ..."
In this #poem, Ojo Emmanuel writes about loss, grief, and the long painful journey to healing. It is a sad, sensational poem & worth the #read.
#poetrycommunity #poets #WritingCommunity
Creativity and simplicity cohabiting in one literary piece, quite a rarity these days!
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We still do 👏🏾👏🏾
I am happy to announce that my story has found a home with @eboquills🥳 https://eboquills.com/2021/02/23/brach-and-ara-a-short-story-by-ghanaian-writer-ewoenam-kukah/
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