Press Release For A Pilgrim of Songs
Press Release Date: July 23rd, 2018
SEVHAGE Publishes a Chapbook Nosakhare Collins
“a pilgrim of songs”
SEVHAGE Publishes a Chapbook Nosakhare Collins “a pilgrim of songs” a collection of poems is set to be release online, free eBook on 23rd July, 2018 courtesy SEVHAGE Publishers. The forty-two (42) paged collection of poems is divided into four sections and engages several languages of hope, love, happiness, hopelessness, trauma and mystical forces that control the human mind broadly. The chapbook also expose the broken home of children, mothers, fathers, relatives and families.
Collins’s work acknowledge the orchard of song poetry which can be admonished in his style and language of writing but opens upon the reader into a journey of endless beginning of songs, an offspring brutal against life’s imbalance in families, lost love, hopelessness and trauma across the cave of defining the existence of our country. Collins’s works travels into the boundary between the works of great bards like Pablo Neruda, Okot p’Bitek, Odia Ofeimun, Obari Gomba, Tade Ipadeola, Dike Chukwumerije, Servio Gbadamosi, Su’eddie Vershima Agema, Dami Ajayi, Gbenga Adesina, Romeo Oriogun, Saddiq M Dzukogi, Rasaq Malik Gbolahan, Uzo Nwamara, Bash Sunday Amumeni, Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, Eriata Oribhabor, Sharamang Silas, Goodness Olanrewaju Ayoola, Umar Yogiza, Akpa Arinzechukwu, and the most interaction of Dhee Sylvester, Ehizogie Iyeomoan, the thought of melodious rhythm, metaphors and enchanting imagery known with Amu Nnadi. In this mountain of poets, he carves satire and metaphor for himself, as specie; one who have established himself to equal all of these, as well as few poets who join to show respect to great bards like this ones here.
Jide Badmus, author of the collection of poems, There is a Storm in my Head, and Scripture opined that ‘a pilgrim of songs is the chronicle of broken lyrics and forlorn tunes; a tale of a voice seeking a city of thunder and sunshine to diffuse the silence & darkness. It is yet a story of fingers contemplating rhymes of light & rain, hope for trodden flowers.
Tolulope Oke, Founding Editor/Publisher of Lunaris Review described Collins’s In a pilgrim of songs, “offers a panoptic solace; it is a tender string of heartfelt songs.”
A pilgrim of songs also uses satire to expose an individual song that has leads to the journey of grief mixed with pleasure, while singing quiet songs under the shore. In a pilgrim of songs it bring out the colours of truth that has been hidden from the poet, dancing to the drum of a pilgrim of hope, peace and euphoria with the stars, sun and moon till hours subsides.
Graciano Enweren opined that, “Every practiced eye can recognize when a poet has scratched the bottom of his or her mind to scoop to the satisfaction of his or her readers, the dredge of his or her musings. In Nosakhare Collins’ “a pilgrim of songs,” every line of each song is a didactic piece; a fragment of the poet. I’d like to refer to this chapbook as “The song of Songs! A priceless rare thing!
The chapbook is also about the reflection of pain and hatred wetting our existential behaviour that are causing malice amongst families. In a pilgrim of songs, opens verse in each line that impresses the reader to turn against consciousness and time to read and ponder rhetorically.