Noirledge has announced the release of locomotifs and other songs, the widely anticipated second poetry collection by poet and scholar, Tosin Gbogi.
A statement by Servio Gbadamosi for Noirledge Limited said the collection is a brilliant adventure in lyricism and features poems exploring such diverse themes as love, nationhood, travels across three continents, politics, religion, colonial legacies and the sharp pains of a world in search of healing.
“In locomotifs and other songs, we are presented with a poet determined to create his own poetic signature, in the process drawing from eclectic literary traditions across time and space. Rendered in weighty and thoughtful diction, this collection presents the private and the public in a language that is both remarkably frank and audacious!” said the statement.
Gbogi teaches in the Department of English Studies, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Nigeria. He received a master’s degree in English literature from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK and is at present completing a doctoral degree in the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. Gbogi is the author of the tongues of a shattered s-k-y (poetry).
locomotifs and other songs is available at reputable bookstores nationwide and on a variety of online platforms.
The author will be reading from and signing the new collection at a series of events in Ibadan, Lagos and Ile-Ife on dates to be announced soon.