New Nigerian Verse - A Selection of Poems by Nigerian Poets
New Nigerian Verse - with an Introduction by Lawrence Akeh-Osu
available from UPL, Ibadan and Amazon.com
From the blurb
This Anthology of new Nigerian Verse is the first collection of poetry in the well-known Three Crowns Literary series and is also the first known anthology of unpublished new Nigerian Verse. The poems included here constitute a mirror of the present day Nigerian society, reflecting the poets' emotional reactions to the age-long mysteries and paradoxes of life, in the particular context of Nigeria, but the messages have a universal appeal and link the experiences of classical and medieval times with man's existentialist problems of today.
The style is as varied as the contributors, ranging from conversations to sonnets and odes. Here is something to gladden the heart of every lover of poetry.
SBN 978 154661 1 (Nigeria)
0 19 575791 2
Published by UPL - University Press Limited Ibadan, Nigeria., 1985.
Gracy's Contributions are:
- Yesterday: p.44 - a love poem
- Poor Toothless: p.45 - a poem about youth and ageing
- Labour Pains: p.46 - about the pain and ecstasy of child birth
- Old Bleak Road: p.47 - p.48 - written in the style of John Donne - wailings from life and the living.
- My God: p.49 - a recognition of the constancy of God in our lives
- The Mad Woman and her son: p. 50-51 - the enduring love of a mother, even in her madness
-Those Early Days: p. 52 - a tribute to her parents for a happy childhood
As a treat, please find below two of the poems mentioned above. Happy reading!
Copyright © December 2008, Dr Grace Ukala. All rights reserved.