WE WHO SOWED HURT & BEADED PAINS (2ND EDITION) BY KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON

Title: WE WHO SOWED HURT & BEADED PAINS Author: KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON Genre: POETRY No. of Pages: 60 Year: 2019 (2nd ed) “ This is poetry that dared to divorce the stale traditional popular theme of sociopolitical discourses and embrace issues of identity, desire and psychological trauma— a timely effort in this contemporary world. This… Continue reading WE WHO SOWED HURT & BEADED PAINS (2ND EDITION) BY KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON

ALL ABOUT KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON, WINNER GT BANK 2018 DUSTY MANUSCRIPT CONTEST

We send our hearty congratulations to the man of the moment Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, winner of the 2018 Guaranty Trust Bank Dusty Manuscript Contest for his unpublished novel DEVIL’S PAWN. The judges, while announcing Devil’s Pawn as the winner of the contest said: “The winning entry was a unanimous choice…The story is the best example… Continue reading ALL ABOUT KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON, WINNER GT BANK 2018 DUSTY MANUSCRIPT CONTEST

THE POET AND HIS POEM: POETRY AS A SLICE OF LIFE

Poetry is a slice of life. If poetry is a slice of life? Whose life? I have noticed of recent that my poem are increasingly being mistaken as autobiographical. People have so much fused me and my poems that a sad poem means I am depressed and a love poem means there’s some damsel in… Continue reading THE POET AND HIS POEM: POETRY AS A SLICE OF LIFE

REVIEW: KUKOGHO’S ‘WE WHO SOWED HURT AND BEADED PAINS’ IS CHARGED WITH SUBTLE MESSAGES ON PSYCHIC DISORDERS AND TRAUMATIC IDENTITIES

Title: We Who Sowed Hurt and Beaded PainsAuthor: Kukogho Iruesiri SamsonGenre: PoetryNumber of Pages: 66Publishers: Words Rhymes & RhythmYear of Publication: 2017ISBN: 978-978-961-655-8Reviewer: Eugene Yakubu For readers who are inclined to evoke didactic moral lessons from poetry, the central theme of Kukogho Iruesiri Samson’s collection of poems We Who Sowed Hurt and Beaded Pains is… Continue reading REVIEW: KUKOGHO’S ‘WE WHO SOWED HURT AND BEADED PAINS’ IS CHARGED WITH SUBTLE MESSAGES ON PSYCHIC DISORDERS AND TRAUMATIC IDENTITIES

REVIEW: THE AESTHETIC VALUE THAT KUKOGHO’S ‘WORDS OF EROS’ HOUSES CANNOT BE OVERESTIMATED

Title: Words of Eros Author: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson Genre: Poetry Number of Pages: 60 Publishers: Words Rhymes & Rhythm Year of Publication: 2017 ISBN: 978-978-961-655-8 Reviewer: Eugene Yakubu What is peculiar to modern societies, in fact, is not that they consigned sex to a shadow existence, but that they dedicated themselves to speaking of it… Continue reading REVIEW: THE AESTHETIC VALUE THAT KUKOGHO’S ‘WORDS OF EROS’ HOUSES CANNOT BE OVERESTIMATED

ANA PUBLISHES 2017 LITERARY PRIZE SHORTLIST, FEATURING WRR CEO KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON

The judges of the Association of Nigerian Authors Literary Prizes have published the shortlist for the 2017 ANA Prizes and WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS LTD CEO, Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, was shortlisted for the PROSE FICTION PRIZE’ category. Kukogho’s unpublished novel, THE DEVIL’S PAWN, was shortlisted alongside LOLA AKANDE’s WHAT IT TAKES, Dr. DUL JOHNSON’s ACROSS… Continue reading ANA PUBLISHES 2017 LITERARY PRIZE SHORTLIST, FEATURING WRR CEO KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON

KUKOGHO’S ‘I SAID THESE WORDS’ IS PROVOCATIVE, ENTERTAINING, AND ENCHANTING – a review by Joseph Omotayo

TITLE: I SAID THESE WORDS AUTHOR: KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 88 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2015 ISBN: 978-948 -406-2 REVIEWER: JOSEPH OMOTAYO “I say these words… for those who feign deafness in a noisy world…” All at once, this collection is provocative, entertaining, and enchanting. This… Continue reading KUKOGHO’S ‘I SAID THESE WORDS’ IS PROVOCATIVE, ENTERTAINING, AND ENCHANTING – a review by Joseph Omotayo

I SAID THESE WORDS: KUKOGHO IS WOLE SOYINKA IN A MODERN, 21ST CENTURY VOICE — a review by Shoola Oyindamola

TITLE: I SAID THESE WORDS AUTHOR: KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 88 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2015 ISBN: 978-948 -406-2 REVIEWER: Shoola Oyindamola If I call KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON’s collection of poems, ‘I SAID THESE WORDS,’ a masterpiece, take it from me that it is an understatement… Continue reading I SAID THESE WORDS: KUKOGHO IS WOLE SOYINKA IN A MODERN, 21ST CENTURY VOICE — a review by Shoola Oyindamola

DAILY TRUST INTERVIEWS WRR CEO KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON

With two published poetry collections and a massive social media poetry movement called WRR, Kukogho Iruesiri Samson has established himself as a poet of note in Nigeria. He talks about his art and the state of poetry in the country. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (KIS) is a notable poet with two published collections, ‘What Can Words Do?’ and… Continue reading DAILY TRUST INTERVIEWS WRR CEO KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON

KUKOGHO’S ‘WHAT CAN WORDS DO’: a fan’s appraisal by Ola Writes

  “A golden drop of water Mixed with the turbulent wave Remains conspicuous in the wave As such can’t hide under no cover.” Reading the anthology ‘What Can Words Do?’ is the same as taking a physical walk with the Author Kukogho I. Samson, seeing through his eyes, and at the same time, aligning my… Continue reading KUKOGHO’S ‘WHAT CAN WORDS DO’: a fan’s appraisal by Ola Writes