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…
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…
Distillation of a Decade: A Poem By Adepoju Isaiah Gbenga
A poem that can tell the story of our existence with such crisp and catchy lines wins just about any heart effortlessly. Adepoju Isaiah Gbenga won us with his poem “Distillation of a Decade.” The ‘story’ woven into the lines of this poem is our…
Africanus: A Poem By Nigerian Poet, Ayodeji Oje
There’s always a lot to say about Africa and the black heritage, and each time we read young African poets, like Ayodeji Oje, who have something important to say about the Africa of our dreams, we are obligated to share with the world. In the…
Two Poems By Joshua James Onuh
Poetry is not always about the aesthetics of concrete poems and the symphony of rhymed verses. Sometimes, it is didactic. Other times, it documents the Afro-wits and wisdom passed down by our ancestors. This is what Joshua James Onuh does with his poetry. These two…
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.