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‘Writer, Write.’ Moyosore Orimoloye's First Draft

For Moyosore Orimoloye, poet and author of ‘Poet in the Time of Buhari’, poetry does more than ‘wrap the mundane in arcane language’; sometimes, poetry gives us ‘“simple” words by which to articulate what we think is a complex experience.’ Our questions are italicized. Growing up, did you read a lot of poetry? It depends on whether the nursery rhymes of my childhood and the poetry of some portions of the Bible count. Discounting them from the assessment, my

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