Blessings by Laura Minning

  May your love blossom with the ever present passing of time.   May you always know happiness and sunshine.   May you never know sorrow or rain.   And may your hearts be liberated from hardship and pain.   May God smile upon you both and bless you on this special day.   About … Continue reading Blessings by Laura Minning


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 ( • GOSPELS OF DEPRESSION – Pamilerin Jacob ( • … Continue reading PIN RELEASES FIVE POETRY COLLECTIONS FOR ITS CHAPBOOK SERIES


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)

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


​Dedicated to Catherine Nathaniel Image by Gbenga Smith ​I've been thinking,just how sad it is that no one writes letters, Not anymore, So I've resoluted to writing you this, It's not all about the tip of my pen in alpha beta, For even you know I'm not so crazed a writer.   I know you'll … Continue reading THE SHALLOWS

To The Boys Who Would Date My Daughter

​ To the boys who would date my daughter I haven't met her mum Maybe I have met her But she is laying somewhere there in her mum's belly And I am proudly waiting For her She'll met daddy soon And I and her mum Would be so proud of her. I bet you can't … Continue reading To The Boys Who Would Date My Daughter