A Woman’s Body is a Country
Dami Ajayi’s second volume of poems, A Woman’s Body is a Country, interrogates the ramifications of affection. A work of impressive artistry, these are poems of life turned inside out, where time cheats on writers, and the people and things at the brunt end of our oppressive pleasures come back to haunt us. Here is the poetry of the quotidian, a philosophic and profound interrogation of relationships, of words, of bodies and their burdens, of times and time.
A Woman’s Body is a Country
Dami Ajayi’s second volume of poems, A Woman’s Body is a Country, interrogates the ramifications of affection. A work of impressive artistry, these are poems of life turned inside out, where time cheats on writers, and the people and things at the brunt end of our oppressive pleasures come back to haunt us.
And Then I Met You
And Then I Met You” is a poetry book about love, pain and strength. It is divided into five chapters: "US, HER, BROKEN, DERANGED and HEALING". It is about a girl who fell in love, got hurt in the process and eventually found strength within herself to heal. This book is for people who have loved, who have been hurt and are trying to heal. If you are on a road to self recovery, "And Then I Met You" is for you.
Antonyms of Mirage
A character having multiple personality disorder decides to express herself. With six different personalities in her head vying for the spotlight, a constant battle occurs as the book progresses.
The sagacious one starts with her wise stories, in her usual mature style. As the bitter one, the melancholic one and others take over, more heart wrenching issues are exposed, and the reality of the world we live in comes to play. Each character invites you to her world, to experience what they are experiencing in their own unique way.
Balancing love and sex is a tightrope REZthapoet attempts in this collection but between the migraine of heartbreak and the surge of emotions, he crafts a fluid metaphor and memory, making sex a vehicle for many other themes. Sex simply becomes a backdrop or a pleasant gaze accompanying a musical sequence of philosophy.
Broken Porcelain is the note you write regarding the people and experiences that hurt you and transformed almost everything in your life. It takes a whole new genre of poetry and is extremely simple in nature. Broken Porcelain takes you on a journey of what breaks a person and how they respond to it. It can be categorised as a self-help poetry book, which makes you relive the things you once went through because after all you're only human; but makes you see that you are not alone in this thing called hurt.
Dead Dogs Don’t Bark
Dead Dogs Don’t Bark is the second poetry collection from the acclaimed author, Tolu’ A. Akinyemi. With a similar tone and style to Dead Lions Don’t Roar (Tolu’s first poetry collection) this follow up masterpiece is nothing short of pure motivation. The poems cover a range of topics that many in life are aware of, that the Author himself has experienced and that we all, whatever our age, need support in. Beautifully written, the poems speak volumes to all age groups as they feature finding your inner talent, celebrating your individuality and distinct voice. The poetry collection has didactic elements for evaporating the effects of peer pressure and criminality amongst many others. Also covering mental health, relationships, career focus, and general life issues, the poetry is bitter sweet, amusing and thought provoking in turns.
Dead Lions Don’t Roar
Dead Lions Don’t Roar is a collection of inspiring and motivating modern day verses.
Addressing many issues close to home and also many taboo subjects, the poetry is reflective of today’s struggles and lights the way to a positive future.
Edwardsville by Heart
Edwardsville by Heart is "the magical place between poetry and travelogue", according to BrittlePaper.com. It is a collection of 70 poems covering events, people, places, and other random impressions around the American midwest, from 2009 to 2012 when the author lived there as a student and Fulbright scholar. Howard Rambsy II (Professor of English, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) calls the book “an artistic map disguised as a volume of poetry”, while Geoff Schmidt, author of Out of Time (University of North Texas Press) says it “gives us fresh eyes to see what we thought was familiar.” Chris Abani, author of GraceLand and Sanctificum, says its “nomadic drive… propels the reader through the exploration of self as home, as nation, as language, as love and as displacement.” More at www.edwardsvillebyheart.com
For Broken Men Who Cross Often
For Broken Men Who Cross often is a refreshing and brilliant bond of the written and the oral, as it invents aesthetic devices to connect the two mediums which have constantly generated wide debate: spoken word and poetry-on-the-page. The author reiterates, through his themes of advocacy, love, loss, identity and history, the need to revisit the inner self.
Funny Men Cannot Be Trusted
'Funny Men Cannot Be Trusted' is the witty yet poignant third instalment in the unconventional ‘poetry for people who hate poetry’ series. It is a collection that humorously melds the trivial and the serious. It’s introduced with an exploration of the roles, foibles, and failures of men and fathers in relationships and families.
Garri For Breakfast
Seun Lari-Williams believes law and poetry are brothers from the same mother; language. Both brothers serve as tools used to communicate an idea or a point.
I Laugh At These Skinny Girls by Tolu Akinyemi
Many people ' hate' poetry, because they find it tedious, boring and sometimes intimidating. 'I Laugh At These Skinny Girls' is a refreshing and exciting approach to poetry. It is a collection of 'Poetry for people who hate poetry' which is poetry marinated in; simplicity, relatability, vividness and wittiness. Without any intention to ridicule complex forms of poetry, the poems in this book are written without the strictures of conformity and with a form and motive to portray poetry as enjoyable, especially to those people who would normally not read poetry.
Milk And Honey
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look
Musings of a Tangled Tongue: Prittle-prattle and pickled poems
Musings of a Tangled Tongue is a brave new entry, an exciting collection of poems that cut across a range of subjects: love, life, lust, adventure, work-life balance, etc. The fresh, exciting, mischievous, and experimental style of the author makes this a fun addition to any poetry lover's library.
One Day I’ll Dare to Raise My Middle Finger at the Stork and the Reaper
One day, I’ll dare to raise my middle finger at the stork and the reaper deftly runs a fine thread of existential consciousness through occasions of birth and death and, of course, through that intervening pathway that we all crave and revere as much as we dread: age and aging.
The parrot in my head
The book is a collection of relatable poems and quotes about love, life, hope, death, depression, marriage and more. It will surely open up the reader's mind to view things from different perspectives and also learn or two things.
There is a Lunatic in Every Town
Amuneni takes us through tortuous spaces in beautiful language nuanced in gestural intensity wherein the beat of succinct words, destinies and destinations find purpose on the page. ...for his lucidity of perception, tapestried locutions, deftness at painting word hybrid of riddles and insights, we should be most grateful.
- Shittu Fowora, award winning writer, editor and critic.
This Traffic in My Head
"This Traffic In My Head" is a collection of poems in Pidgin and English. Witty, humorous, even crazy at sometimes with a whole bunch of serious themes mashed into one to create a great piece that is the first of its kind. The book deals with the lives of ordinary people who walk the streets of Nigeria and aims to help the reader see the world through their eyes. An exotic tale of high brow-meet-slum poetry.
To Bee A Honey
To Bee a Honey is simply every woman's truth and with this collection, we encounter a poet and story teller who does not only revel in the new-found confidence of her scribbling but also in the lush glow of her womanhood. What immediately strikes one upon perusing this work is its aesthetic beauty.
Twirling In The Flames: A Collection of Poetry and Prose
Twirling in the Flames is a collection of poetry and prose about individuals living through the human experiences of love, discomfort and tragedy. The collection takes an unapologetic look at the reality that the human condition is nothing if not an emotional journey, and explores the power of love, and what it does to those who stumble into its grip.
The pieces in this literary debut are choreographed to share the profundity of everyone’s dance through the fire that life invariably puts in our paths, and to remind us all that we are more fireproof than we think.