Title: A PANDEMIA OF POETRY Editor: BRIGITTE POIRSON & KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON Genre: POETRY No. of Pages: 66 Year: 2020
“APandemia of Poetry is a collection of forty testimonies from the BPPC poets in a most challenging year. With over half of the poems written during the period of Corona Virus lockdown in Nigeria, this anthology gives you a peep into how much creativity manages to shine in the darkest periods.
– Brigitte Poirson
These poems are the top 40 poems of the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST (BPPC) February to September 2020. Poets featured in this edition include the following: Ibe Obasiota Ben, Oladimeji Adam Adedayo, Ogedengbe Tolulope Impact, Izuchukwu Saviour Otubelu, James Taiwo Abel Adesitimi, Debasish Mishra, Osadolor Williams Osayande, Akinrinade Funminiyi Isaac, Towoju, Victor Olushola, Akor Agada Nathaniel (February/March); Osadolor Williams Osayande, Fortune Ben, Oladimeji Adam Adedayo, Akor Agada Nathaniel, Ogedengbe Tolulope Impact, Ukpanyang Kingsley Ayi, Afolabi Oluwatobiloba John, Inalegwu Omapada Alifa, Adedamola Jones Adedayo (April/May); Olowo Qudus Opeyemi, Ude Vivian Chidimma, Abah Abah Oyagaba, Kwaghkule Jacob Aondonengen, Olaitan Junaid, Peter Columba Itanka, Wale Olaogun, Nnadi Samuel, Goto Emmanuel, Ayobami Kayode Tijani Ah'mad (June/July); Martins Deep, Jamiu Ahmed, Ojo Adewale Iyanda, Oladimeji Adam Adedayo, Ayodele Ayooluwatomiwa Rachel, Sabur Adedokun, Ibikunle Aisha, Adeniran Joseph, Akor Agada Nathaniel, Husani Abdulrahmin (August/September).
The BPPC is a monthly writing contest aimed at rewarding the under-appreciated talent of young Nigerian poets.