KEN EGBAS PRIZE FOR FESTIVAL POETRY (CALABAR 2017) – THE PRIZE WINNERS

KEN EGBAS PRIZE FOR FESTIVAL POETRY (CALABAR 2017) – THE PRIZE WINNERS Poets in Nigeria (PIN) & Festival Poetry Foundation (FPF) are pleased to announce the prize winners for the maiden edition of Ken Egbas Prize for Festival Poetry (Calabar 2017) which opened for submissions on 9th October, 2017. Ridwan Adelaja, a poet and freelance […]

KEN EGBAS PRIZE FOR FESTIVAL POETRY (CALABAR 2017) – THE SHORTLIST

KEN EGBAS PRIZE FOR FESTIVAL POETRY (CALABAR 2017) – THE SHORTLIST Poets in Nigeria (PIN) and Festival Poetry Foundation (FPF) are pleased to announce the shortlist for the maiden edition of Ken Egbas Prize for Festival Poetry (Calabar 2017). Centered on cultural heritage, black pride and environmental consciousness, the contest received 105 poems which were […]

PIN FOOD POETRY CONTEST (PFPC) 2017 – THE PRIZE WINNERS

PIN FOOD POETRY CONTEST (PFPC) 2017 – THE PRIZE WINNERS Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is pleased to announce the prize winners for the fourth edition of PIN Food Poetry Contest (PFPC) which opened for submissions on 25th July, 2017. Adekunle Titus Adeolu, a 300-level medical student of the University of Ibadan, emerged first with his […]

PIN QUARTERLY JOURNAL (ISSUE 9): CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

PIN QUARTERLY JOURNAL (ISSUE 9): CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Building on the remarkable success of previous issues of the PIN Quarterly Journal, Poets in Nigeria (PIN) calls for entries aligning with various columns of the 9th issue of the journal due for release in the fourth week of December, 2017. The columns listed below are opened […]

PIN FOOD POETRY CONTEST (PFPC) 2017 – THE SHORTLIST

PIN FOOD POETRY CONTEST (PFPC) 2017 – THE SHORTLIST Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 4th edition of PIN Annual Food Poetry Contest which opened for submissions on 25th July, 2017. Entries numbering 228 were received and subsequently assessed based on thematic relevance, aptness of language and originality. Please, […]

FESTIVAL POETRY CALABAR 2017 – DRUMS OF POETRY: ECHOES & PROSPECTS

PRESS RELEASE:  FESTIVAL POETRY CALABAR 2017 DRUMS OF POETRY: ECHOES & PROSPECTS Poets in Nigeria (PIN) and Festival Poetry Foundation (FPF) are pleased to announce the programme details for third edition of Festival Poetry Calabar. Themed “Drums of Poetry – Echoes & Prospects”, the annual poetry fiesta will hold in the city of Calabar from […]

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: PIN CONNECT CENTRE REPRESENTATIVES

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: PIN CONNECT CENTRE REPRESENTATIVES The dawn of PIN Connect Centres on September 9, 2016 has been a huge success to Poets in Nigeria (PIN). In view of this, and in response to calls for new Connect Centres, applications/indications of interest to serve as PIN representatives for new Connect Centres within Nigerian localities […]

PIN QUARTERLY JOURNAL (ISSUE 8)

PIN QUARTERLY JOURNAL (ISSUE 8): EDITOR’S NOTE Strokes & Scars   When your skin becomes a pamphlet of scars drawn by strokes of unsavoury experiences, give a pen to your scars and let them draw countless savoury lines, assuaging your pain, grief and disillusionment. Devising overriding themes for the PIN Quarterly Journal has never been […]

ACROSS THE OCEANS I (ISSUE 8)

ACROSS THE OCEANS I (ISSUE 8) TWO POEMS | SANTOSH BAKAYA DEAD WEIGHT I was a pilgrim, plodding forth, my ankles heavy with a dead weight. I dragged my feet over the treacherous terrain Ah, I was in pain. In the battered skyline, lightning flashed a tattered byline; bruised and bludgeoned. Everything was dismal and […]

ACROSS THE OCEANS II (ISSUE 8)

ACROSS THE OCEANS II (ISSUE 8) DISPARITIES | Dr. Ashok T Chakravarthy Shadows stretch At the hour of dusk fall And intermingle With the mist of gloom. I fail to ascertain The discrimination Betwixt human race Unveiling its ugly face.   The day as usual Was another dull one, With neither a hope Nor a […]

ACROSS THE OCEANS III (ISSUE 8)

ACROSS THE OCEANS III (ISSUE 8) TWO POEMS by Manthena Damodara Chary THE PORTRAIT OF LOVE Peerlessly pure passions paint the portrait Scintillating sensations seize it all straight Reverberating rapture captured in essence Ecstasy overflows with all love’s eminence The image of love reflects all resplendence You cherish with all spiritual independence Your portrait presents […]

BLAZING HOT (ISSUE 8)

MIXED HISTORY | Bakre Fadil Adedamola We lived happily in our world Till the deified invaded our land Turning daughters against mothers Sons against fathers   We have traded in local goods Till black gold became our modern good Turning our waters into graveyard for fishes And sorrow, our only tale   We were happy […]