Award-winning poets Soonest Nathaniel, Jide Badmus, and Martins Deep are the judges for the 10th edition of the Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize, EOPP 2022. Over 450 entries were received for the N100,000 Prize between June and August 2022.
We are accepting nominations for the 2022 edition of the Words Rhymes & Rhythm NIGERIAN TEACHERS AWARD (WRR-NTA) to mark the occasion of the 2022 World Teachers’ Day themed “The Transformation of Education Begins With Teachers”.
Does God allow gods
To preach love & show hate
In the name Of holy communion?
the eyes of the rocks shine at your voice.
the legs of the hills dance dexterously,
at the rhythmicity of your verses
Say, silence bears seeds & disperses them through the garden of this body.
Say, her flowers have thorns.
Say, this body is bleeding. Say, this body’s throat is slit & parched.
Another child renders grandmas’ poem
An imagination, whose stanzas are dyke of tales,
Now it has swallowed him a line.
I wear a mask with dimples that twinkle
and remain, as they say, an optimistic human
and the remnants
of the orphaned rain is lying here
between our ribs, sieving the dust
trying to blur the eye’s of this
night would born.
Fowls have become dumb
Dogs are now bony
Dust is tick and fleshy
A rich man is helping a poor man
A convict is dancing with a child,
People put aside their differences
& proclaim a triumphant hope