‘Contemporary poetry is a response to the times we are in’ – BM Dzukogi | PIN Literary Interviews

BM Dzukogi is our guest for this edition of PIN Literary Interviews moderated by Semilore Kilaso. He speaks on burning issues including ANA politics, odds…

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‘There is an uprising on the Nigerian poetry scene and it’s powerful’ – Olúwádáre Pópóọla | PIN Literary Interviews

Olúwádáre Pópóọla was recently shortlisted for the 2021 edition of Brunel International African Poetry Prize. Drawn into a conversation by Semilore Kilaso of PIN Literary…

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‘Poetry is the only genre of literature I want to explore’ – Phebe Benjamin | PIN Literary Interviews

Phebe Benjamin recently performed her poem at a “Wole Soyinka-attended” event hosted by Providus Bank on World Poetry Day. In this edition of PIN Literary…

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‘Nigerian poets are taking up elite spaces’ – Abdulbaseet Yusuff | PIN Literary Interviews

After a 2-month hiatus, Semilore Kilaso of PIN Literary Interviews returns with a delightful conversation with writer and poet, Abdulbaseet Yusuff. They talk about poetry…

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‘How I started Libretto Magazine’ – Nosakhare Collins | PIN Literary Interviews

Nosakhare Collins founded Libretto Magazine in 2019. Here, he talks to Semilore Kilaso about his activities as a poet, publisher and poetry promoter. Nosakhare Collins…

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‘I try to do something different each time I set to write’ – Ola W. Halim | PIN Literary Interviews

Ola W. Halim won the PIN Food Poetry Contest 2020 with his poem “Garri: ‘67 – ‘70”. In this engaging interview with Semilore Kilaso of…

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‘Social media is a powerful tool for any poet who desires to be heard’ – Martins Deep | PIN Literary Interviews

Martins Deep, a widely anthologized Nigerian poet, is our first guest this year. He responds to questions from Semilore Kilaso on poetry writing, photography, acceptance…

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PIN Literary Interviews Special | Community Response | End-of-Year Edition

2020 was an intense year for us, with the COVID-19 restrictions/lockdown, ENDSARS, amongst other things that took the years’ spotlight. For most of us, we…

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‘Festival Poetry Calabar is a convergence of happy people’ – Utibe-Eno Ekpuk | PIN Literary Interviews

As the Lead Rep of Poets in Nigeria (PIN) Calabar Connect Centre, Utibe-Eno Ekpuk talks to Semilore Kilaso on poetry promotion in Calabar, the activities…

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‘Poetry is the very essence of our existence as Africans’ – Lake Adedamola | PIN Literary Interviews

Lake Adedamola works in different capacities with literary platforms like Brittle Paper, Lagos International Poetry Festival and Nantygreens to bring poetry to the fore. In…

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