“It Took Ur Passing Away”

Through those tiny eyes too young to understand Mirroring smacks and spanks As a wicked show of parenthood How was I to understand it was pure love?   Tell a...

Puff Puff Pass…!!!!

Ndukwe Onuoha doing a piece titled "Puff Puff Pass" at Chill and Relax (September to Remember). Chill and Relax is an open mic poetry...

WHY? by Osagie Alex

Trends really don't last, Just like fake friends, People to busy to make amends, So a blend of sea water and tap water is still water put...

WORKSPACE POETRY.

My office at work is a decent office; I have no complaints. It’s a 10-foot square, with enough room to accommodate a narrow coat...

BE BLESSED 9: the Poetry and Sundry Talent event is back!!!

This is the time of the year when many of us make resolutions. The question is not if we have resolutions, the ‘answer’ is if we...

NIGHT OF THE SPOKEN WORD: Nigeria’s number one Performance Poetry and Literary show!

'Simply Poetry' in collaboration with The Abuja Literary Society presents the 4th edition of NIGHT OF THE SPOKEN WORD Nigeria's number one Performance Poetry and Literary show!  Hosted by...

Guide to writing and performing Spoken Word Poetry

by: Lara Langworthy Brief Introductory Section: Spoken word poetry is the bringing life to poetry through performance. By performing poetry you are giving it a much more...

LET’S MAKE LOVE

October 2, 2013 at 1:35pm Deep in thought tonight, so much on my mind The stars twinkling; heard cricket outside chirping Emotions running deep, no way i...

WHY USE SPOKEN WORD AS AN ACADEMIC TOOL?

Spoken word poetry might simply be described as a poem written with the intention of being performed for an audience. It involves a range...

DON’T CALL US SADISTS.

Poets are not sadists. They are not gods that gulp the gin of joy at the entrance of war drums. They are not men who rejoices...

I am Baga.

Mother! I could not count the number on my fingertips My teacher never taught me to count that much Was it counted with a faulty calculator? Mummy why...

SHIHAN VAN CLIEF – The Business of Spoken Word Poetry in Nigeria

http://youtu.be/2X0UsQ2ukYE Shihan Van Clief at a workshop on the Business of Spoken Word Poetry in Nigeria. This held at the Ozone Cinemas, Yaba, Lagos in...

When Shihan Van Clief performed at WORD UP in Lagos, Nigeria.

Shihan Van Clief (an Internationally renowned Spoken Word Poet based in USA) performing at WORD UP Volume 4 which held on May 18, 2013...

MELODIES FROM THE MINARET

We (Heuristic Publishing Firm) herald the call for entry in an Islamic anthology  titled "MELODIES FROM THE MINARET". It's a clarion call on Muslim poets...

Chill and Relax: an Open Mic Poetry event holds January 18, 2015

Chill and Relax : January is the time to Germinate This is a Performance Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic Event where everyone and anyone...