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…
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…
Caesura: A Poem By Nigerian Poet, Jide Badmus
Jide’s poem, “Caesura” closely resembles a skilled short distance athlete. The poem starts off on its strongest foot and speeds through the reader’s mind with such gusto that won our admiration at the first read. What is more commendable is how the poem arrives at…
5 TED Talk Videos Every Writer Should Watch
I have been watching lots of TED Talk videos recently. Most times, after a speaker’s voice, drowns in a round of applause, my mind regurgitates the words and re-chews in rumination. As I often say, lessons are like kola-nuts, when we find people who do…
WHY YOUR WRITER FRIEND IS WEIRD
Creatives are like walking (living) petrol tankers. The difference is that no one writes on our foreheads, “Highly inflammable. Highly explosive. No smoking”. When a creative person passes by fire (tough times) and there are visible sparks, everyone thinks “isn’t he such a wonderful firework?”…
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.
We loved reading your poems and it's such a delight to share them with the world.
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Two of my favorite poems "Out" and "Rooftops" have been published by @eboquills.
Thank you for the publication.
Do check them out!
Celebrated #writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced and launched the #StartReadingByReading Challenge on her Instagram Page, here's how to enter.
Write a 100-word response to her short story, OLIKOYE, and win 50k! Details below: