Poetry is efficient. It can be beautiful, funny, and powerful, carrying the impact of 100,000-word tomes in just a few precisely chosen and placed words. In my not terribly humble opinion, this distillation of the literary form is the sign of the most talented writers of any age.
While it is true that everyone has a collection of cringe worthy experiences, it is also true that some, like myself, have more than their fair share of memories which induce an involuntary YEECCCH reaction, and make my whole being quiver with disgust.
Some memories are unforgettable, ever vivid and heartwarming. While some are things you wish never happened because of the dents and scars left within.
Whenever I hear the name Mimi, her face becomes the first thing that comes to my mind. When I think about her, it takes me back to my first journey to Ilorin; back to our very first encounter and our last.
someday i'll embrace the present with open arms, chase the future like a cockerel on heat, and you're going to stay away from me.
On one rainy September morning, I saw the couple who moved in just across my street for the first time. I could still remember that day very clearly; because it was the day, I became a widower.
Nkasiobi Mbonu is first runner-up of Pengician Poetry Chapbook Prize second edition, 2021. Nkasiobi Mbonu is a scientist, photographer and poet currently based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Adepoju Isaiah Gbenga is the winner of Pengician Poetry Chapbook Prize second edition, 2021.
POEMIFY PUBLISHERS ISSUES TWO POETRY CHABOOKS FOR PENGICIAN POETRY CHAPBOOK PRIZE, SECOND EDITION, 2021
Poemify Publishers Inc. is pleased to announce the release of a collection of poems drawn from the second edition of Pengician Poetry Chapbook Prize/Series, 2021. The publications can be downloaded (free) by clicking the chabook title below:
Submission is open for Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi Prose Prize. The Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi Prose Prize awarded annually to a chapbook-length work of exceptional fiction or creative nonfiction.