For this edition of the Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest, we want you to appraise, protest, question, pray, dismiss, damn, or express whatever reaction comes to you, as you think about 2023 in the context of Nigeria’s political future. Just Soro Soke!
Jewo’s winning poem declares that “a universe where “U” [you] = me” is the new frontier he aspires to. Throughout this poem, he illustrates how humans are wired to always look beyond their present circumstances and what is already known.
The Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC), June-July 2022, is open for submissions! For this edition, we want you to tell us about your new frontier.
Olajuwon Joseph Olumide is the winner of the April/May 2022 edition of the bi-monthly Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC). A prolific poet, soul singer, and author, Olumide clinched the first prize for the poem “Do Not Die in Their War”. It is his fourth time finishing at the top of the BPPC.
We cordially invite Nigerian poets and lovers of literature residing anywhere in the world to submit poems for the 10th annual Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize, EOPP 2022. A total of ₦100,000 cash prize will be won.
The theme of this issue is Identity. we seek submissions (stories, poems, essays, art & photographs) that set us apart and yet give us a sense of community.
The Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC), April/May 2022, is open for submissions! We are accepting original poems dealing with the horrors, or reminiscences, of war, longings for peace, challenges of the future and more, using your poetic weapons.
Phillip Chijioke Abonyi has won the February/March 2022 edition of the bi-monthly Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC). Abonyi, a writer and photographer, was awarded first place for ‘How a Poet Loves a Poem’, a sorrowful poem mourning a lost loved one.
We are accepting original romantic poems that explore the diverse themes of love, whether in a realistic or surrealistic way and stretches the boundaries of poetry in terms of diction, composition and form. Yes, this theme draws from the euphoria of Valentine’s Day.
Akor Agada Nathaniel is the winner of the Albert Jungers Poetry Prize (AJPP) 2021, awarded to the best poem from the combined top 10 entries of the bi-monthly Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC), from February to September 2021.