Words Rhymes & Rhythm Ltd. is pleased to announce the shortlist for the ERIATA ORIBHABOR POETRY PRIZE (EOPP) 2016. The prize, now in its 5th year, was declared open to submissions on 23rd July, 2016 and upon closure, received 370 entries from Nigerian poets all over the world.
The shortlisted entries are as follows:
- WHERE WE WERE BORN – Madu Chisom Kingdavid
- the porcelain plates – Frank Eze
- HOUSE OF NOISE MAKERS –Famuwagun Festus
- IS JUSTICE REALLY BLIND? – Chiebuka Ojukwu
- AN OLD MAN’S STORY – Abraham Isaac Oluwatimilehin
- ELECTRON MICROSCOPY – Uche Ogbuji
- HOW THE BEAM LOST ITS BALANCE – Frank Eze
- VOICE OF THE FUTURE SCOLDING TODAY – Olajuwon Joseph Olumide
- UNITY – Daniel David Zangam
The Winner of the EOPP 2016 will take home a N50,000 cash prize and a copy each of Beautiful Poisons and Crossroads & The Rubicon while the First Runner-up will get a N20,000 cash prize and a copy of Beautiful Poisons and the Second Runner-up will get N10,000 cash and a copy of Crossroads & The Rubicon. In addition, all the poets on the shortlist will receive SFEV certificates of recognition copies of Crossroads & The Rubicon.
The Prize Winners will be announced on 10th the October, 2016 and awarded during the Words Rhymes & Rhythm Festival scheduled to hold in November, 2016.