CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2015 [March]

Words Rhymes & Rhythm is calling for entries for the March edition of the Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC) on the theme: ‘MAN AND RELIGION’. Organized in honor of Brigitte Poirson, French poet and lecturer, editor and promoter of African poetry, the BPPC is a monthly contest designed to identify and reward the under-appreciated poetic talents of Nigerian… Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2015 [March]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2015 [March]

Words Rhymes & Rhythm is calling for entries for the March edition of the Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (BPPC) on the theme: ‘MAN AND RELIGION’. Organized in honor of Brigitte Poirson, French poet and lecturer, editor and promoter of African poetry, the BPPC is a monthly contest designed to identify and reward the under-appreciated poetic talents of Nigerian… Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2015 [March]

BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2015: SAMSON OLUWATOYIN WINS FEBRUARY EDITION

A student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria, Samson Oluwatoyin has emerged winner of the February edition of the BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2015. Samson Oluwatoyin’s poem ‘THE PHONICS OF A LEADER’ was adjudged to be the best out of scores of entries received. Following closely is 2nd placed… Continue reading BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST 2015: SAMSON OLUWATOYIN WINS FEBRUARY EDITION

WRRPoetry CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS: ‘OUR MOTHERS, SISTERS & DAUGHTERS’: No To Rape, Domestic Violence and Women Abuse!

Rape, Domestic Violence and Women Abuse are evils that must not be left to roam free in our societies. The victims are our MOTHERS, SISTERS and DAUGHTERS and we cannot sit back and watch them suffer. Many have been damaged for life. More unlucky ones have died. Some of these victims have no voice of… Continue reading WRRPoetry CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS: ‘OUR MOTHERS, SISTERS & DAUGHTERS’: No To Rape, Domestic Violence and Women Abuse!

NWAKANMA CHIKA WINS ERIATA ORIBHABOR POETRY PRIZE 2012

After a compilation of all the judges’ selections, and based on their choices, the following have emerged winners of the Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012. FIRST PRIZE: Sleeping With The Dead by Nwakanma ChikaI love this piece for its concision, elegance and melody. Out of the poems, this piece sprang out at me on first… Continue reading NWAKANMA CHIKA WINS ERIATA ORIBHABOR POETRY PRIZE 2012

THE SECOND CHANCE (poem by Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize Judge Passy Amaraegbu.)

When you reach the end of the rope When the road is bent and blocked Your sight becomes blurred At the same time you are sapped of strength When earlier you stretched and screamed Because stress and strain Multiplied and mounted on you Life turned upside down A forty day journey of jubilation Exchanged with… Continue reading THE SECOND CHANCE (poem by Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize Judge Passy Amaraegbu.)

SOAP-BARS (by Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize Judge Emmanuel-Abdalmasih Samson)

like soap-bars in water we dissolve (un)(ab)used BIOGRAPHY: Emmanuel-Abdalmasih Samson is a purpose teacher, marriage and family counsellor, youth and children coach, purpose-driven leadership trainer, nation builder and poet. TAKE ON COMPETITION: Reading through the poems was a tour guide into new and strange places. I followed to see where they wanted me to go,… Continue reading SOAP-BARS (by Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize Judge Emmanuel-Abdalmasih Samson)

THE TRIOLET CHALLENGE by Fr. Albert Jungers

A Triolet is a short poem of fixed form, having a rhyme scheme of  AB, aA, abAB. The first is line repeated as the fourth and seventh lines, and the  second line repeated as the eighth. An effective conventional triolet achieves two things; firstly the naturalness of the refrain and secondly the alteration of the… Continue reading THE TRIOLET CHALLENGE by Fr. Albert Jungers

SHORTLIST: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012

After the first round of judging, below are the poems that made it to the shortlist of the maiden edition of the Sir Eriata Oribabor Poetry Prize. TOP 11 ENTRIES 1.    The Beggar by Olufunmilola Olubunmi Adeniran [5 votes] 2.    Can Anyone Hear Me? by Chuks Asoegwu [5votes] 3.    Sleeping With The Dead by Nwakanma… Continue reading SHORTLIST: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012