s, Paul Adrian, Helen Mort, Vicki Feaver, Judy brown, D Nurkse, Kechi Nomu. I do not think I have spoken about my influences adequately. In a row, they are apostles of some kind of religion I found in art.
You attended the Ake Arts & Books festival, whats your take on the festival and what were some of your enjoyable moments?
It is really beautiful to have experienced AABF, you see, there is almost a visible glow on each of the moments. I must admit all cant be said in this conversation. Okey Ndibe and Zukiswa Wanner book chat was rapturous. There was a time I thought the light in the Hall of Fame was graced by their glow. It is also nice to see poetry was given more space this year, including Damis reading from his new book Clinical Blues, Jumokes reading from I am memory, Paul Afe doing again, with same freshness, this is not a political poem and the Kei Miller hypnotizing performance of A Prayer for the Unflummoxed Beaver. Still talking about the enjoyable moments, I must talk about my engaging conversations with Sueddie, Noan, Adeola and Servio, the communion with Amu nnadi beautiful spirit and poetry and lastly, the reunion with my brilliant friends Ope and Gbenga, whose company conclude only mean love. I am glad to see again, Richard, Ayodele and Ibrahim. Hmm, I need to do a story to do justice to this memory, there is too much still left unsaid.
What Are You Currently Working On?
An anthology of poems. I am exploring vision within the shifting matrix of time and how human experience sits in this matrix and connections are built.
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