NEW RELEASE (FREE DOWNLOAD): THE ODOUR OF DEATH
(AN ANTHOLOGY OF LONGLISTED ENTRIES OF POETICALLY WRITTEN PROSE CONTEST 2018)
At what point does poetry toe the line of prose, and prose that of poetry? Can poetry put on the garment of prose and still retain its allure? And how beautiful can a work meandering through the borderlines of poetry and prose be? The distinguishing elements between prose and poetry have long been a subject of intense debate amongst literary enthusiasts. In the course of editing the works in this collection, we realized that, the contributors, through their “multicolored” works, have resolved the “racial” issues between these two genres of literature.
The writers featured herein have made their hearts their homes – a place where their burdened and scathed bodies transmute unfathomable sadness and endless struggles into thoughts captured in delightful words. It is of little surprise that “home” is the recurrent theme in this collection as these writers have long been saddened by distasteful occurrences rendering their homes inhabitable. Notably, some of the contributors adopted epistolary mode for their prose-poetry. Perhaps, the urgency and importance of the messages prompted such directness and realness.
Surely, this initiative has prepared a new ground for writers to build new homes where their hearts and bodies can always come to roost…
Eriata Oribhabor & Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom
Note: This publication is part of the soon-to-be-launched PIN Chapbook Series.