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…
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…
Discomfort: Everyone Thinks My Madness Is In Its Larval Stage
I want to go back to the time when discomfort was just a grain of sand in my shoes and I only needed to kick the shoes off and be relieved. I miss the days when much of what I knew of discomfort was a…
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A WRITER IN MY COUNTRY
I come from a country where a writer is a sorry blabber until s/he gains international recognition. Every budding writer is waiting for the dove from the west to descend at the baptism of a huge award and declare: “This is a writer in whom…
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.
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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.