In ORCHESTRAS OF REVOLUTION, you will hear dissenting voices—pain, anger, hopes, and disappointments—echoing through the lines of expressive poems. You will enjoy them.
Perhaps, the poems will prompt you to speak out too. Perhaps, also, you may be prompted to lend your voice to the ORCHESTRA seeking to set Nigeria back on the right path during the much anticipated 2023 elections. .
— Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, co-editor
These poems are the top 20 poems of the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST (BPPC), August-September 2022 edition. Poets featured in this edition are Osieka Osinimu Alao, Osho Tunde, Favour Orlando, Ahemen A. Korgba, Ogedengbe Tolulope Impact, Akor Agada Nathaniel, Ayomide Eunice Ogunkunle, Aishah Ahmad Imam, Shitta Faruq Ademola, Muhammed Sanni Olowonjoyin, Chibuike Godswill, Hadiza Oyiza Abdulraheem, Olajuwon Joseph Olumide, Igbokwe Amarachi, Lawal Ibrahim Ajani, Tanimonure Richards Adewale, Adesiyan Oluwapelumi Joseph, Oyedokun Ibukun Stephen, Blessing Omeiza Ojo, and Oluwasegun Oluseyi Adesina. The BPPC is a bi-monthly writing contest aimed at rewarding the under-appreciated talent of young Nigerian poets. It awards ₦30,000 in prize money to the top three entries.