Title: SEVEN FLOWERS OF GRATITUDE
Editor: BRIGITTE POIRSON & KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON
No. of Pages: 32
“What is new under the fiery Covid sun of today is that the virus has struck and paralyzed the whole world. And technology has brought drastic changes in our lives. No poet could really remain indifferent to such an unprecedented experience. They had to come to terms with the issues and sufferings to be shared in isolation, while exploiting the new possibilities that link us to the world at any given moment."
– Brigitte Poirson
These poems are the top 20 poems of the April/May 2020 edition of the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST (BPPC). Poets featured in this edition include the following: OSADOLOR WILLIAMS OSAYANDE (1st Prize Winner), FORTUNE BEN (2nd Prize Winner), Oladimeji Adam Adedayo (3rd Prize Winner), Akor Agada Nathaniel, Ogedengbe Tolulope Impact, Ukpanyang Kingsley Ayi, Afolabi Oluwatobiloba John, Inalegwu Omapada Alifa, Adedamola Jones Adedayo, Divine Inyang Titus, Abah, Abah Oyagaba, Olowo Qudus Opeyemi, Teslimah Atunriyike Egberongbe, Oyindamola Samuel Adesunloye, Ayokunle Samuel Betiku, Johnson Agnes, Dàda Ìbùkúnolúwa, Ilekwachi Miracle Perpetua, Olaleye Doyin Sunshine, and Ibrahim Clouds Ibrahim.
The BPPC is a monthly writing contest aimed at rewarding the under-appreciated talent of young Nigerian poets.