Olowo Qudus Opeyemi, Hussani Abdulrahim and Akor Agada Nathaniel have been shortlisted for the 2021 Albert Jungers Poetry Prize (AJPP).
Writers Oppong Clifford Benjamin and Jide Badmus are Special Guests for the 6th Words Rhymes & Rhythm Literary Festival — FEAST OF WORDS (FOW) 2021.
WRR’s FEAST OF WORDS (FOW) 2021 will hold on the 26th – 27th of November, 2021 in Abuja, Nigeria. Themed: BRIDGING WITH WORDS, FOW 2021 is the 6th edition of the annual Literary Festival.
They eat the meat I killed,
I eat the bones and laugh at them
Ibiteye’s soulful poem To Bleed Colors emerged 1st place winner ahead of 2nd placed A Birth of Disappointment by Glorious Kate Akpegah and 3rd-placed Echoes of Eden by Jewo Oghenetega.
If Lagos knew, it would change, if only for one moment
to breath in deep in awe of this nativity
Bethlehem slept but Lagos hustles on another sunny day.
And as another placenta gets buried
Eko’s beauty is crafted in the sound of another infant cry.
in this city of crowded histories, where hurrying feet run after
the skyline like a masquerade chasing a lunatic over a pilfered naira note.
where is the rainbow i often found
in the sky of returning lips
oh port harcourt whose pots are courts
where meat arbirates fingers
in another room,
we found femurs
the latitude of
We stepped out from my
borrowed flat in the Marais, under
the Renaissance arches of the Place
des Vosges and the formalities of
the Hotel de Sully, into the squalid
modernities of far-flung banlieu
where a cathedral lurks amongst