Maryam Gatawa Konya Shamsrumi: What is the process of writing a poem like for you? Is it a lot of hard work or easy? Maryam Gatawa: It has never been […]
#MeetingOfBards is a free-ranging discussion between two talented poets on their craft, exploring the landscape of ideas and inspiration in Africa Lit, as well as laying emphasis on the tricky issue of the future of poetry. With very different ideas, we find here the very best of two young writers pitted against each other, standing head to head. The conversation is divided into five segments—Disenfranchising the Poet; Poetry and the Question of Utility; The Aesthetics of Listening; Women as the Cornerstone of the Material World and The Mechanics of Craft.
Wasiyya Sipikiyya (Sipikin’s Will) O Lord! I request that the day I should pass away, Let me die in my room. Before my family members, children, and siblings. I beg […]
From whatever perspective one seeks to see it, one thing is certain though: On His Neglect of Prose is indeed a beautiful poem that is not to be neglected.
Spoken in the voice of the poet, Wordsworth Lied is an ambitious poem that also assumes too much, not only as it attempts to give a new definition of poetry and what it entails, but as it introduces the reader into a commonplace definition of poetry given by William Wordsworth.
Words and ideas come to me easy enough, but because they come mute and tangled, I have to set them up in a cauldron, you know, and bid them speak…