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Syncity NG’s Poetry In Times of Corona 2020 Anthology Shortlist

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Poetry in times of Corona shortlist

Dear Synners,

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

Nonfiction pieces

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.

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