Poetry in times of Corona shortlist
The second round of the Poetry in times of Corona online voting ended on the 30th of April, 2020. Of the 65 poems that qualified for this round and the 13 nonfiction pieces, only 27 entries in total (22 poems and 5 nonfiction pieces) emerged on the shortlist.
And so, we are thrilled to announce the shortlist for our second Anniversary Anthology prize tagged, ‘Poetry in Times of Corona.’ Below are the shortlisted entries!
Chidi Isaac- A Lone Soldier
Ogunsanwo Kareem- Cough, Sneeze, Death
Samuel Nnadi-For My Sister Who Lives in Disposable Memories as Tears and Facemasks
Victor Igiri-Grief on the Open Field
Eke Kalu- The Audacity of Hope
Nnaemeka Ali- Netflixing in Confinement
Akachukwu Lekwauwa- The Time Says Covid-19
Bright Osunwoke- Hope is a Healer
Abdulafeez Olaitan- Of Wine and Roses
Somto Ihezue- Unbowed
Esere Gibson-dick- Recipe for Good Measures
Comfort Aruo- Unexpected Visitor
Arawa Patarh-Ebere- Whether the football game…
Adepeju Adenuga- And Mama Said
Collins Ogudu- Stranger
Eremika Patarh-Ebere- Speak only silence…
Abraham Babarinde-A Meal of Hope in the Face of Death
Ayodele Laibi- Poetry in Times of Corona
David Roberts- All Around the World in 2020
Adedayo Onabade- Escape into the Curfew
Olusumbo Ajibola- A Sick World
Tolulope Impact Ogedengbe- Droplets of Hope
Three days ago- Peace Opaleye
Staying Safe – Dahiru Haruna
The WhatsApp Army- Ekemini Pius
We are Transient- Obasiota Ibe
I really shouldnt have done it – Tunde Olaolu
Congratulations to these writers! However, it is not yet uhuru! This set of entries will be handed over to our esteemed judges to choose the top 3(poetry and non-fiction inclusive) to be awarded prizes.
Remember, N50, 000 is at stake!
Stay glued to this space for the announcement because it won’t be long! If you missed the longlist, read it here.
Thank you for the continuous support all through the processes.
Last year’s anthology can be read here.
May the best pieces win.