What Was Your Favourite Poem From This Book?

    Here's what the poet, Eriata Oribhabor,has to say: Since the inauguration of PIN Ijaye Ojokoro (Farmhouse CC) where I publicly announced that days of free books are gone and practically ensured that members of PIN Central Network bought copies of my book including my good friend, Chike Ofilli, I have literarily "harassed" my … Continue reading What Was Your Favourite Poem From This Book?

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World Poetry Day: Call For Submissions

Buzz In The Snow is currently inviting submissions in the genre of POETRY. Specific guidelines for each area appear below, along with the email address for submissions. We encourage new and existing contributors to review the guidelines carefully; submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines will be returned unread.   GUILDELINES 1. Poetry must … Continue reading World Poetry Day: Call For Submissions

Call For Submissions: Dapo Olorunyomi Annual Essay Competition 2019

Leveraging the success of the maiden edition of the Dapo Olorunyomi Annual Essay Competition, the Association of Communication and Language Arts Students, University of Ibadan (ACLAS UI), launches a call for submissions for the second sail of the annual initiative. Founded on celebratory grounds to acknowledge the journalistic exploits of Dapo Olorunyomi – a veteran … Continue reading Call For Submissions: Dapo Olorunyomi Annual Essay Competition 2019

PIN RELEASES FIVE POETRY COLLECTIONS FOR ITS CHAPBOOK SERIES

Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is pleased to announce the release of five poetry collections drawn from the maiden edition of PIN Chapbook Series tagged Rainbow of Voices. The new titles can be downloaded free via the following links: • TO THE PEN – Godswill Enang (http://bit.ly/tothepen) • GOSPELS OF DEPRESSION – Pamilerin Jacob (http://bit.ly/gospelsofdepression) • … Continue reading PIN RELEASES FIVE POETRY COLLECTIONS FOR ITS CHAPBOOK SERIES

CALL FOR ENTRIES: NIGERIAN STUDENTS POETRY PRIZE 2019

Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) is an initiative of Poets in Nigeria (PIN) aimed at stimulating literary creativity, promoting literary excellence and encouraging critical thinking among Nigerian undergraduates. Since inception in 2016 at the University of Ibadan, the prize has received over 1500 entries from students representing over 100 tertiary institutions (including universities, polytechnics, colleges … Continue reading CALL FOR ENTRIES: NIGERIAN STUDENTS POETRY PRIZE 2019

Laudationes Vindictae (Eulogies of Karma)

Lo,body and soul,this land,I beseech thee confer concession, Ever returning tides,sweep these ashes,bid us voyage across distance and time, Oft-regressive gale, serenade sweet melodies,grant asylum to these misfated lot, Heaven-gifted furnace,immerse our trandescendants in golden rays of unflickering optimism. Pray thee,grant us respite,for brutish men reign sovereign in our lands. O vale of tears,toppling mountain … Continue reading Laudationes Vindictae (Eulogies of Karma)

Twilight

The day when car parts smelled like rusty tracks, levelled to nothingness like lava on the city of Pompeii,the state fell to its knees in pitiful manred. The day when rice fields smelled like a symposium of cadavers,immersing the earth in deep red hemorrhage,that perhaps vengeance might be granted to them,my brother joined the choir … Continue reading Twilight

The Good Side Of Bad

When Gaia is veiled in obscurity And the erratic stars ablaze When Helois wraps up his piece And the Luna fails to fortify us Like the diverging rays of light, I'll fuel your vigour   When winter befalls us And the roarers our lofty fortress euthanize When Venus,cloaked in swathy black,averts her gaze And restless torment … Continue reading The Good Side Of Bad

Accept My Apologies

To Generation Unborn... Listen; I'm sorry that your little eyes may hold so much pain and atrocities,that your feeble body may never be held for as long as you deserve. I'm sorry that you'll be emotionally distressed and mentally vulnerable at such a tender age. I'm sorry that society has taken much more than it … Continue reading Accept My Apologies