‘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 first co

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