All is now set for the unveiling of an anthology featuring striking poems from 36 distinguished poets from Nigeria. Some of the poets are J. P. Clark-Bekederemo, Remi Raji-Oyelade,Akeem Lasisi, Tolu Ogunlesi, Jumoke Verissimo and Adebayo Lamikanra. The anthology, published by Amalion; Dakar, Senegal-based publisher is to celebrate the 100 years of the nation’s amalgamation.
Lamikanra’s name rings more than a bell in the anthology because he is a philandering don married to pharmacy and literature. His poem in the anthology is titled Blues for Naija. He says the poem is about the rot in the country and how the leadership neglects the youth and those imparting knowledge to them.
A lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Lamikanra, organises the annual Ife Poetry Festival. He is the author of Lean Years, Heart Sounds (Collection of Poems), A Round Half-Dozen (Collection of Short Stories), Wake Me Up in The Year 2000 and The Almond Trees (Collection of Essays).