UNDERSTANDING POETRY: THE PLACE OF PUNCTUATION IN A POEM (by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson)

Punctuation in poetry is similar to punctuation in prose and serves almost the same purpose as bar lines in music without which the words and notes won’t flow altogether. In order words, punctuation assists in organizing your words into discernible verses: encapsulates thoughts and ideas aids in coherence and the presentation of meaning signals when and… Continue reading UNDERSTANDING POETRY: THE PLACE OF PUNCTUATION IN A POEM (by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson)

ON NIGERIAN WRITERS, DEPRESSION & SUICIDE…

In reality, many people discover writing after suffering some physical or psychological discomfort that they want to talk about. Perhaps due to their social circumstances, these people cannot find a voice loud enough to reach the audience they want, or they do not even think anyone is willing to listen or able to hear them. Then they discover writing.

YOU MADE ME WHAT I AM

I am, that was from dead womb born,That drank the spittle of your scorn.And from the riches of your dumpsI got my meals in moldy lumps. That little boy, frail fly magnet,The Devil strung him in him netAnd did put strength in his weak arms…So come I now with untold harms!! Bang … Don’t look… Continue reading YOU MADE ME WHAT I AM

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THE POET AND HIS POEM: POETRY AS A SLICE OF LIFE

Poetry is a slice of life. If poetry is a slice of life? Whose life? I have noticed of recent that my poem are increasingly being mistaken as autobiographical. People have so much fused me and my poems that a sad poem means I am depressed and a love poem means there’s some damsel in… Continue reading THE POET AND HIS POEM: POETRY AS A SLICE OF LIFE