This is a call for submissions for ‘Imomotimi’, an anthology of poems and essays in honour of the late Nigerian poet Pa Gabriel Imomotimi Okara to be published by Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers in April 2019. ‘Imomotimi’, which is Pa Okara’s middle name, is an Ijaw word meaning ‘stay with me’.
A Boy’s Tears on Earth’s Tongue is a collection of timeless poems, masterfully written by a mind that is in alignment with existential and essentialist values of human experience
For me, in ‘I Burn Incenses before Sleep’, Ezenwa-Ohaeto reached a height of honesty, passion and vulnerability, one that flawlessly implements its didactics and has the power to affect people, things and systems that we hold on to religiously.
I neva see lecturer wey no dey knack fine fine girls wey dey for him class
Love is peace
When you have the heart
Love is maltreator
When you lost the liver–
Stare into the night, so you’d see the moon, swimming thru buoyant ocean of clouds. Stare, so you’d perceive from its trail, a desert of astounding grandeur