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COAL To Host Renowned Performance Poet in Jos

The Custodians Of African Literature COAL, presents the Book reading and Signing of ''There Is A Lunatic In Every Town'' by Bash Amuneni. About the Author Bash Amuneni, noted as one of Nigeria's top performance poets, is an essayist and banker with a degree in Architecture. His first spoken word poetry album 'Freedom' was released in 2015. Bash's artistic work is laced in intimacy, folklore, memory and the human condition. Bash has performed at various poetry platforms including The Lagos International Poetry Festival, the

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Drowning:Romeo Oriogun

I am the under belly of the sea, the softest part of the earth. I am where the world comes to die. Mother calculated noise by the silence coming from the door, afraid that the door knob will bring a flood that will drown her skin in the fist of a drunk man. Most nights I press my ear to water and hear the voice of a falling man. At what point does a drowning man knows he's dying? To come full circle is to gather broken bones into the hands of God, breathe life into them and run as they

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SOMETIMES: Rasaq Malik

Sometimes the urge to write flees and leaves me flipping the pages of unfinished poems, unedited verses, Old lines in the hearts of books that bear stories beyond the corners of this room. Sometimes the passion to write disperses and returns when silence grows like flames in a room where a tumbler sits on a table, where a dusty shelf houses books by old and anonymous authors, Authors whose words fly like a falcon in the mind of a poet who sits again tonight, searching for a muse. (C) Rasaq

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''Poetry is more, it is not only what gives meaning to existence but also what explains the inexplicable depth of such existence''. The authenticity of creativity, whether it be absolute or relative to the interpretation of others is something often argued by creative minds and critics. What I do know for sure is that there are creative works that surpass human reasoning and understanding. Those kind of creative works will direct my thought in this writing. On what premise should one judge what is creative and what isn’t? Is it

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