Jide Badmus, Christtie Jay, Omotayo Sangofadeji set to headline at Lion and Lilac’s National Poetry Day Event

UK Based Arts Organisation, Lion and Lilac will treat lovers of poetry to a National Poetry Day Event in line with this year’s theme of “The Environment”. The event will feature both established and emerging voices on the African and United Kingdom’s literary scene. Among the headliners is Jide Badmus, who is the author of… Continue reading Jide Badmus, Christtie Jay, Omotayo Sangofadeji set to headline at Lion and Lilac’s National Poetry Day Event

Book Review – Abayomi Abiru Interrogates The Concepts Of Home, Loss And Impermanence In Debut Poetry Collection “This City Knows My Name”

“No one leaves home unless/home is the mouth of a shark”–Warsan Shire. Much is made about migration and seeking new beginnings in “saner climes”, but not many people are eager to have conversations about the uncertainty that comes with switching continents, with moving from one side of an ocean to another. People are reluctant to… Continue reading Book Review – Abayomi Abiru Interrogates The Concepts Of Home, Loss And Impermanence In Debut Poetry Collection “This City Knows My Name”

A Nigerian Poet Encapsulates the Turmoil of the World in his poetry Collection: Sometimes I Wish It Could Always Be Day

Reviewer: Creative Bird Poetry has always been lauded for the brevity of language and the ability to capture events, emotions and other muses in flowery words be it with metaphors that strikes through like lightning or imagery that thrills our imagination and helps us to see the seventh wonder through stanzas and verses. Deji Ajibade’s… Continue reading A Nigerian Poet Encapsulates the Turmoil of the World in his poetry Collection: Sometimes I Wish It Could Always Be Day

The Language Of Beauty: An Aesthetic & Thematic Analysis Of Bash S. Amuneni’s “There Is A Lunatic In Every Town”

Reviewer: Nosakhare Collins Title: There is a Lunatic In Every Town Author: Bash Sunday Amuneni Publisher: Sevhage Publishers Year of publication: 2016 Pages: 83 ISBN: 978-978-54494-9-5 Reviewer: Nosakhare Collins We cannot remove the professional love of poetry from a poet. Every piece of work should be defined in art and poetry within the conditions of reality.… Continue reading The Language Of Beauty: An Aesthetic & Thematic Analysis Of Bash S. Amuneni’s “There Is A Lunatic In Every Town”

Newcastle Publishing Imprint Secures the European Rights to Jide Badmus’s Collection of Poems – “What Do I Call My Love For Your Body”

The Roaring Lion Newcastle Ltd. committed to publishing outstanding books written by Black Authors has signed prolific Nigerian Poet, essayist, and storyteller, Jide Badmus, on a year 5 book deal for his forthcoming collection of poems, with an option to renew for another five years. The Newcastle based publishing imprint has secured the European rights… Continue reading Newcastle Publishing Imprint Secures the European Rights to Jide Badmus’s Collection of Poems – “What Do I Call My Love For Your Body”

Once Upon A Virus – A Poet’s Documentation Of A Never To Be Forgotten Time In Human History.

The Coronavirus pandemic was a devastating experience and anyone who witnessed it can attest to this in the affirmative. The world was noisy and silent all at once. Noisy as we watched and listened to the tragic occurrences with little or no control over them. Silence as the world was on a lockdown almost at… Continue reading Once Upon A Virus – A Poet’s Documentation Of A Never To Be Forgotten Time In Human History.

Interview with Nigerian Writer, Adeola Gbalajobi, recently endorsed by Arts Council England as a writer with exceptional promise

TNR: Did getting the Arts Council England endorsement as a writer with exceptional promise feel like a just reward for your years of labour within the literary community? AG: Yes, it did. I’ve been submitting my works for publications in journals and literary magazines since 2017. Then, I just wanted my poems and writings to… Continue reading Interview with Nigerian Writer, Adeola Gbalajobi, recently endorsed by Arts Council England as a writer with exceptional promise

A chat with Jide Badmus – An engineer, essayist, storyteller and Poet, on his literary journey

TNR: What or who influenced your journey into writing? Lanre Badmus, my younger brother, was the main reason I started writing poetry. He used to have his poems up on his faculty noticeboard at the University. I would go all the way from engineering to the Law Faculty to read. My parents were avid readers,… Continue reading A chat with Jide Badmus – An engineer, essayist, storyteller and Poet, on his literary journey

In a chat with Azeezat Olayinka Okunlola, joint second place winner of “prisoner of love poetry contest,”

TNR: Congratulations on your joint second place finish in the “Prisoner of Love” poetry contest. How do you feel about this? I feel excited! Well, I haven’t been in the competitive literary space for a while now, and just when I was getting my boots back on, this happens! So, yes! I’m excited and I… Continue reading In a chat with Azeezat Olayinka Okunlola, joint second place winner of “prisoner of love poetry contest,”

A Book of Poetic Wisdom – A Review of Tolu Akinyemi’s Dead Cats Don’t Meow

Book Title: Dead Cats Don’t Meow: Don’t waste the ninth life Author: Tolu A. Akinyemi                                    Year of Publication: 2019 Number of Pages: 113                        Category: Poetry Cats are said to have nine lives and a reputation for getting out of sticky situations unscathed. While some of us despise them and avoid them when they meow, Tolu A.… Continue reading A Book of Poetic Wisdom – A Review of Tolu Akinyemi’s Dead Cats Don’t Meow