10 'Delicious' Poems Shortlisted For The 2017 PIN Food Poetry Contest

Poets in Nigeria (PIN) has released the shortlist for the 4th edition of PIN Food Poetry Contest. A statement by Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom, the moderator of the contest, listed ten shortlisted poems from the 228 entries received. Poems were assessed based on thematic relevance, aptness of language and originality. 

Poems on the short list : 

FriendshipIfeanacho MaryAnn U.
Ikokore (water yam porridge)Oyin S. Oludipe
A LittleOnyeka Ajah 
Irinajo (A journey)Omípidán Teslim Opemipo 
• Give Me Yam – Helen Hembadoon Gyigya
• Song Of The Hungry – Adekunle Titus Adeolu
• Two Skies Stuck In My Father’s Throat – Jonathan Endurance
• How We Mourned Grandmother – Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau
• Ofe Owerri – Moses Chibueze Opara
• Our Lives Have Become Like Tea and Coffee – Nome Patt Emeka

Three wining poems will be announced on Sunday 10th December, 2017. Winners will earn cash prizes totaling 50,000.

PIN President, Eriata Oribhabor 
The PIN Annual Food Poetry Contest (initiated in 2013 as Eriata Oribhabor Food Poetry Contest) has produced four grand prize winners, Estrella Gada (2013), Mabel Okpaefi (2014) and Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau (2015).


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  2. Just discovered I was shortlisted for this. Was never notified.


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