AJPP: AIRE JOSHUA OMOTAYO WINS ALBERT JUNGERS POETRY PRIZE 2018

Aire Joshua Omotayo is the winner of the Albert Jungers Poetry Prize (AJPP) 2018, awarded to the best poem from the combined top 10 entries of the monthly Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC), from February to  September 2018. Aire’s poem ‘How I Became A Poet’ emerged the overall winner of the Prize after edging out… Continue reading AJPP: AIRE JOSHUA OMOTAYO WINS ALBERT JUNGERS POETRY PRIZE 2018

AJPP 2018 SHORTLIST: WHO WILL WIN ALBERT JUNGERS POETRY PRIZE?

We are pleased to announce the 10-man shortlist of the 2018 edition of the Albert Jungers Poetry Prize (AJPP), awarded to the best poem from the combined top 10 entries of the monthly Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC), from February to  September 2018. The shortlisted poets, in no particular order, are Kinsley Dominic,  Alexander A. Oduman, … Continue reading AJPP 2018 SHORTLIST: WHO WILL WIN ALBERT JUNGERS POETRY PRIZE?

‘I AM POETRY’ BY ALEXANDER A ODUMAN

I am the voice you hear From your sweet love, dear, Which, like a swift, sharp spear, pierces a young deer. I am the segment you use, The brain behind your muse. I make parallel lines fuse And set every bottleneck loose. I hold the sceptre of a Lord. I give wit, wealth and word,… Continue reading ‘I AM POETRY’ BY ALEXANDER A ODUMAN

‘WHAT I SAW’’ BY EZINNE ONYEKACHI OHA

Submerged within my soul are wise words, which my whole craves, Voices whose roaring breath enslaves the caves of sunk slaves. Last night, I dreamed my eyes to death before the mystic moon; I saw silent silhouettes of owls breaking hens’ eggs at noon, And words began to lay long bricks upon the bloodied face… Continue reading ‘WHAT I SAW’’ BY EZINNE ONYEKACHI OHA

‘THIS PLACE I CALL HOME’ BY CHINAZOM OTUBELU

I pray thee, father, speak to the cursed clouds that bear thy son’s wish, For this sick dome I know as home has stung lush lungs off my fish. I try to leap into space, but strange songs sweep my eyes with sleep And dreams drum distant dirges in shallow wells of waters deep. This… Continue reading ‘THIS PLACE I CALL HOME’ BY CHINAZOM OTUBELU

‘REWRITING THE STARS’ BY SONEYE ANUOLUWA OLUSEGUN

We have journeyed on broken bridges and hovered through flaming caves, On crumbling bricks and through hollows of hell and hades. Our past pricks and the fear of a futile future hurts our heart. Our hourglass of hope counts down in our river of sobs and our faith falls, for it is tough to put… Continue reading ‘REWRITING THE STARS’ BY SONEYE ANUOLUWA OLUSEGUN

‘JOURNEYING IN THIS JOURNEY’ BY OLOLADE AKINLABI

i This journey starts from the sea-men, Coalition of sea-men to meet the ova; Crumple and trample in the genital’s den And at the blink of an eye, it is over. ii This journey continues in the womb, A solitude dungeon like a tomb, Feeding from the filthy filter of umbilical. The world then is… Continue reading ‘JOURNEYING IN THIS JOURNEY’ BY OLOLADE AKINLABI

‘INTERRED SOLACE OF MY SOLITUDE’ BY KOLADE MALIK ADEMOLA

When the sun overtly deserts the day And the beat of my heart springs to gay, My soul, that I know is frail Seeks solace in the solitude of my holy grail. The threat to my unnatural existence Is the murmur that conjures my silence Which lays a siege on my solitude And sings me… Continue reading ‘INTERRED SOLACE OF MY SOLITUDE’ BY KOLADE MALIK ADEMOLA