The Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize (EOPP) 2022 shortlist is out.
Ten poems by Nwuguru C. Sullivan, Inimfon Inyang-Kpanantia, Ebuka Evans, Hussani Abdulrahim, Nnadi Samuel, Blessing Omeiza Ojo, Oluwafisayo Akinfolami, Olalekan Daniel Kehinde, Okoronkwo Chisom, and Wuguru Chidiebere Sullivan have made it to the TOP 10 shortlist of the EOPP 2022.
The shortlisted poems, eligible for the final round of judging, are as follows:
- THE MARVELS OF LITTLE EXTENTS by Nwuguru C. Sullivan
- WE-NITED WE STAND by Inimfon Inyang-Kpanantia
- THEY DIED by Ebuka Evans
- FELA’S ANTICS OR THE METAPHYSICAL METHOD OF FINDING AN ECLIPSE by Hussani Abdulrahim
- SCHWA: IN A SOUND WHERE ALL CONSONANTS MEANS LOSS by Nnadi Samuel
- SOMNAMBULATION by Blessing Omeiza Ojo
- PALINDROME ZYX by Oluwafisayo Akinfolami
- HANDFUL OF WRECK by Olalekan Daniel Kehinde
- I CARRY MY COUNTRY LIKE A MEMENTO by Okoronkwo Chisom
- BLOOD-CASTLE by Wuguru Chidiebere Sullivan
Other poets that made the TOP 30 SHORTLIST are Abasiama Udom, Oluwasegun Oluseyi Adesina, Abduljalal Musa Aliyu, Gideon Emmanuel, Psalmuel Benjamin, Adama Yusuf, Abduljalal Musa Aliyu, Alaro Basit, Similoluwa Taiwo, Prosper Ifeanyi Chibuzor, Wale Adekola, Eniola Kwuelum, Chioma Peace Nchekwube, Daniel Israel, Akande Pretty Olorunfemi, Ogbewu Goodluck Idaa, Sandra Uche Delumozie, Ololade Ige Akinlabi, Osagiede Best, and Akinlua Oluwaseun Mercy.
We will announce the top 3 winners of EOPP 2022 on November 14th, 2022. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of ₦50,000, while the first and second runners-up will get a cash prize of ₦30,000 and ₦20,000, respectively. Furthermore, all the top 30 poems will be published in an e-anthology titled after the eventual winning poem. It will be available for free download.
ABOUT THE ERIATA ORIBHABOR POETRY PRIZE:
EOPP was instituted in 2012 as an annual Prize to give much-needed attention to Nigerian poetry and encourage young Nigerian poets to use poetry as a tool for social change. The yearly contest has become a leading platform for the discovery, encouragement, and celebration of poets in Nigeria. [READ MORE ABOUT EOPP]