Poets preach Peaceful Election by Ferdinand King

Pay heed to the nightingale Song, Melody that sways all day Long, From the tree tops comes this Benectdition, A sweet song for every Generation, Listen as Poets...

“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...

Expert Tips on How to Improve Your Poetry by Katie Elizabeth

Let’s get one thing established here before this lesson starts: there’s no wrong way to write a poem. Although there are ways to make...

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...

No Open Mic? No Problem: How to Organize Your Own Poetry Reading

Written by Ami Mattison In my previous article, “4 Reasons You Should Perform Your Poetry,” I discussed how performing or reading your poetry to others could strengthen and enhance...

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...