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…
Got a Manuscript? Submit to PIN Chapbook Series 2020
Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is pleased to announce the commencement of the third edition of the PIN Chapbook Series. The PIN Chapbook Series was initiated in 2018 to engage the upsurge of interests for poetry writing and reading amongst the younger generation. Tagged “Rainbow of…
How to Apply for The Tampered Writing Workshop
The Tampered Press in collaboration with Prince Claus Fund and British Council presents a virtual writing workshop for poets and storytellers across Africa. The virtual workshop is slated to take place from 7th to 9th January 2021. It will be facilitated by some of the…
Two Poems By Akeem S.A
Documenting the times and seasons in lines and in verses is the obsession of fine poets, and Akeem S.A is not an exception. In these poems, “The Lads Rising, the Monarchs Falling” and “Wrecked Dream” he writes about the state of affairs in his home…
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…
Two Poems By Nigerian Poet, Ayooluwa Olasupo
In the poem, “This Time Last Year”, Ayooluwa Olasupo proves that poetry is about the best way to invest pain. The richness of her diction is compelling and every line of the first poem is embroidered with a mesmerizing metaphor that pours right into the…
Two Poems By Nigerian Poet, Daniel Tabowei
The lines of these two poems, “Hallucinations” and “The Passion” will snake through your mind slowly but with such a marveling intensity. Daniel Tabowei carefully chooses metaphors and imageries with the finesse of a fine-fingered sculptor who chisels a crooked log into a magnificent sculpture….
I’m Unable to Love the Girl in my DM: A Poem by Edwin Olu Bestman
Edwin’s poem, “I’m Unable to Love the Girl in my DM” strikes a chord with contemporary love relationships. How it sets out with the fury of a wildfire, burns wildly like an inferno, and quickly smoothers into a stream of noxious smoke. In this poem,…
Opportunities for Writers: Nov-Dec Deadlines
For many writers, nothing spurs creativity like deadlines. Like we always say, we are all temporarily superhuman in the face of deadlines. Include a reward for beating the deadlines, and you have just created the biggest motivation for any writer. Here are some contests and…
ASHES OF ORANGE DREAMS By Franklyn Orode: A Review
Franklyn Orode’s ASHES OF ORANGE DREAMS confirms that (great) poems are the treasured oyster shells we pick by the shores of a poet’s mind after it has overflowed its banks. My first contact with Franklyn’s poetry was memorable and I was immediately won over with…
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Lolwe will be open for submissions for Issue 5 in the month of February (1-28 February 2022). The issue will be guest-edited by Mali Kambandu (@malingose), Willie Lee Kinard III (@WillieKinardIII) and Yovanka Paquete Perdigão (@postcolonialchi). Details: https://lolwe.org/submit/
The poem, "Sugar on wet Sand" by Omodero David, is experimental and daring. The poet is set to take the #poetrycommunity by storm and our fingers are crossed.
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"Along Came Love" by Zubair Hassan Baba, is what we might refer to as brilliant historical fiction. You may smile or sigh but surely, you will fall deeply in love with Zubair's storytelling style at the end of it all.
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