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…
Three Poems By Nigerian Poet, Boloere Seibidor
This suite of poems is a tripod, nestling lines with the potency of red-hot coals. The poems might smell like your fondest memories of love and replay your wrestling matches with anxiety and faith issues, but one thing is certain, they will warm your heart…
Sunflowers and Sunburns: A Poem by Joshua Effiong
In Sunflowers and Sunburns, Joshua Effiong shares what we would like to refer to as the recipe of hope. With his rich language and vivid imageries, he draws a map with which a person in a grim situation can navigate tempestuous waters to the shore…
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…
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.