A Second Chance at Solitude

For about two weeks in August 2013, I was alone on a hill in Nkwelle Ezunaka, Anambra State. I was a corps member working as a teacher in a school that was on holidays. All corps members had travelled for vacation, but I had to return weeks before resumption because there was a problem with …

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Thoughts on Death

I was reading one of John Ashbery's poems last night when I opened Twitter and saw tweets about his death. It was a weird event that still feels like a lie when I recount it to myself. I was looking at his work again by the way of a list of poets I encountered two …