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LONGLIST: FOLORUNSHO EDITOR’S POETRY PRIZE 2023

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Named after the late Publisher of Nigerian NewsDirect, Dr Samuel Folorunsho Ibiyemi, the Folorunsho Editor’s Poetry Prize follows in the tradition of upholding and supporting poetry in Nigeria through its Poetry Column.

Only poets published in the Poetry Column in the year under consideration are eligible for this prize. That is, poets published during our unsolicited period (Jan – Sept). The two winners will be announced on the last day of the year annually (December 31).

The following poets have been longlisted for the Folorunsho Editor’s Poetry Prize 2023:

  1. Ordinary Utensil by Hassan A. Usman
  2. Lethargy by Adesiyan Oluwapelumi
  3. The Forfeit of Language by Fatihah Quadri Eniola
  4. to cleave a cicada by Emmanuel Mgbabor
  5. Of Lasting Dreams & Memories by Prosper C. Ìféányí
  6. Invisibility by Zaynab Bobi
  7. Self-Portrait as a Poem Forgotten in my Father’s Breast Pocket by Okoronkwo Chisom
  8. Anatomy of Dirge by Osieka Osinimu Alao

The two winners will be announced on the last day of the year annually (December 31), and will win N50,000 each.

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