rds Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers is receiving entries for the April-May 2020 edition of the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST (BPPC). This edition is themed ‘MOTHER TONGUE’ and welcomes poems written in English and translated into a mother tongue.
OSADOLOR, BEN & OLADIMEJI WIN BPPC APRI/MAY 2020
Osadolor Williams Osayande, Fortune Ben, and Oladimeji Adam Adedayo have emerged winners of the April-May 2020 edition of the prestigious Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC).
A WORLD OF TWO LORDS (a poem by Ugochukwu Ohadoma)
We now have a world of two lords,
No man, no woman.
APHASIA (a poem by Kayode Adedoyin)
Darkness is a type of aphasia
That hinders me from pronouncing words the right way.
WHY POETS TAKE SNIPER: AN ESSAY ABOUT SUICIDE AMONG WRITERS (by Sa’id Sa’ad Abubakar)
Today, we have seen numerous death of young promising writers by suicide. Exactly last year, we lost the talented Chukwuemeka Akachi, whose death spreads like a sandstorm. The same year, an online literary blog published the name of five young students writers who died by suicide.