The Editors of Wreaths for a Wayfarer & Narrative Landscape Press, Lagos will hold a virtual poetry feast on World Poetry Day 2021. What is more, they are inviting poetry enthusiasts the world over to the event, a special celebration of Wreaths for a Wayfarer: An Anthology of Poems in Honour Pius Adesanmi.
Theme is “Mortality and ‘Way-faring’ in the Time of Coronavirus”.
Those interested can register here to attend the gathering on Sunday, March 21, 2021 by 1:00 PM (West Central Africa Time).
Highlights of the event include: Book presentation (African edition by Narrative Landscape Press), Readings from contributors, Reflections on the theme and Open mic.
It will feature: Akachi Ezeigbo, Akua Lezli Hope, James Yeku, Jumoke Verissimo, Kola Tubosun, Onoruoiza Mark Onuchi, Peter Midgley and Sarah Katz-Lavigne. Others are Ubaka Ugbogu, Uche Nduka, Unoma Azuah, Uzor Maxim Uzoatu and Yejide Kilanko.
Wreaths for a Wayfarer contains 267 original poems written by 127 poets from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Hailed as being a “historic,” “magisterial,” “powerful,” “remarkable contribution,” “rare accomplishment,” and “poetic affirmation” by leading African scholars and public figures such as Harry Garuba, Toyin Falola, Obioma Nnaemeka, Oby Ezekwesili, Olu Obafemi, and Odia Ofeimum, it edited by Nduka Otiono and Uchechukwu Umezurike.
Otiono is Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator at the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Canada, while Umezurike is a PhD. Candidate and Vanier Scholar in the English and Film Studies department of the University of Alberta, Canada.