Incorporate these five tips into your poetry writing process to create verses that are not only excellent but also deeply resonant. Learn from the rich heritage of African poetry, and let your words take flight.
in search of a tug of war, you blindfold the sky. like a cabbage. like a seed. like a fold of clothes beneath the loin. nothing marches the universe of wildfire like a tongue of stones.
You left the flames too close to the kerosene, and fate, not out of love for you, saving you from the fire, revealing the destruction of your dream… Standing outside like a soldier, you watched as your life project went up in flames, realizing that the world has no heroes.
In every leaf, in every stone,
The world’s reflection, deeply shown,
To change the world, we must rehearse,
The change begins within our universe.
The first time my eyes saw a girl’s nakedness
was at sixteen, when my body became an altar
for a forceful ritual of iniquity by a girl
The esteemed judges for the 2023 Brigitte Poirson Literature Prize are Iquo DianaAbasi, [Su’ur E.] Su’eddie Vershima Agema, Brigitte Poirson, and Kukogho Samson, each bringing their unique contributions and expertise to the literary world.
CỌ́N-SCÌÒ MAGAZINE invites submissions exploring the theme ‘MIGRATION’ for Issue 3, Volume 1, to be published in December 2023. The submission window is from 25th October to 25th November 2023.
The 2023 edition of the annual Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize (EOPP) is now receiving entries focusing on the themes of Unity, Truth, Justice, and Change..
After 8 years of consistently rewarding poetic excellence and with 76 cash prize winners, this literary odyssey has now evolved into something even more profound—The Brigitte Poirson Literature Prize (BPLP).
We are now accepting poetry and short fiction submissions for the 2023 edition of the annual Brigitte Poirson Literature Prize (BPLP).