A Review of Funke Awodiya’s Woman of Woman
Funke Awodiya’s anthology of poems, Woman of Woman, is a diary of tributes to great women and unsung heroines like Dora Akumyili (Tribute to a First Daughter); Bukky Ajayi (Maami); Dr. Stella Adadevoh (Here We Are); Maryam Babangida (To the Memories of a Trailblazer) and for…
AKO Caine Prize 2020 Shortlist: The Faces of a New Decade in African Writing
AKO Caine Prize enters its 21st year— an arching into a 3rd decade— on the brazen wings of a jaw-dropping 222 submissions from 28 African nations. It is a coming of age in the trajectory of the continental award, a number of submissions it has…
Book Review: The Big Man and Other Poems
Last December when I received an autographed copy of this lovely book of poems, The Big Man and Other Poems, I felt very honored. I started to read it, but soon got enmeshed in festivity and the spirit of yuletide. No sooner had I gotten…
6 Free Books to Add to your Reading List
The indefinite holiday will certainly not be an enjoyable one without great books. We have made a list of books which you would absolutely love. Add these 6 books to your reading list! Work on your mind as the world heals of COVID-19 1. Ernest…
Why ‘Eight Letters to a Young Writer’ By Teju Cole is a Must-Read
Writing a book is how a writer gifts part of him/herself to the world. Teju Cole, in his book, Eight Letters to a Young Writer gave such a beautiful gift to anyone looking to write well. When I read this book, I came to love…
ANXIETY AND THINGS THAT SHATTER: EXUDATES OF A TROUBLED MIND
(Anxiety and Things that Shatter, 112 pages, Samuel Adeyemi , 2019, Smashwords Edition) I had barely read halfway through the first part of this three-sectioned anthology before I messaged Samuel, “How did you put these poems out without feeling naked?” The poems in this collection…
PAPER PLANES IN THE RAIN: A WELL OF WITS
Title: PAPER PLANES IN THE RAIN (A collection of poems) Publishers: WRR Year of publication: 2019 Authors: Jide Badmus & Pamilerin Jacob Length: 50 pages The opening poem – PAPER PLANES IN THE RAIN- of this collection ends with a strong rhetoric which ignites a…
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When it comes to writing poetry, the new cool is to write something so cryptic and difficult to critique.
The message/artistic beauty is often lost in the poet's desire to put out something grand.
Billy Collins says clarity is the real risk. One that many are not willing or confident enough to take, for fear of criticism or standing 'naked' in front of their audience.
We want you to know that you're not putting out sub-standard poems just because yours is simple and relatable!
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In Sunflowers and Sunburns, Joshua Effiong shares what we would like to refer to as the recipe of hope.
Enjoy the #read: https://eboquills.com/2020/09/18/sunflowers-and-sunburns-a-poem-by-joshua-effiong/
#poetry #poetrycommunity #FridayFeeling #FridayMotivation #WritingCommnunity #poem
Our #MCM this week is the charismatic Kukogho Iruesiri Samson @BrainyPoet. He is the Founder/CEO of Words
Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers Ltd. His multi-award-winning #book "Devil's Pawn" will be officially released by @farafinabooks in October and we just can't wait to #read!
We wake up to multiple mails from some of you, private messages and whatever. Please stop being a pain in an #editor's ass!
I’ll no longer be publishing the work of Samuel Junior Irusota in Chambers this month, as he sent me multiple messages across my different social media accounts, one of which was my private Facebook account.