Contents

Editorial:
Pen, Sword and The Society

Interview:
Nnorom Azuonye
My E-conversation with
Esiaba Irobi

Guest Poet:
Rebecca Steltner
About Steltner

Poems:

Rebecca Steltner
Summer Forgetting
Untitled I
Untitled II
Before falling asleep
Chafed
Unoma Azuah
Vows
Song of the Owl
Nights
In Us
Uduma Kalu
To the unheard voice
A mermaid dance
Evelyn
I am still eager
C. Highsmith-Hooks
When freedom come
Through tainted eyes
The Day The Towers Fell
Uche Nduka
Swear
Gleamings
Turn the key
Slow Feet
Emeka Azuine
Reality World
Oppressenergy
Song for Souls


Feature:
Nnamdi Obioha Azuonye
- Profile of the poet
Nnorom Azuonye
The Freedom Clause: Theme and Meaning
in the poems of
Nnamdi Azuonye

Events & Announcements:
StAnza Poetry Festival
Poetry Competitions

Notes:

Notes on Contributors
Glossary

Back Issues:

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MAGAZINE MONTHLY -- FEBRUARY 2003          ISSN 1479-425X

Poems


UNOMA AZUAH


Vows

The circles of my many rings
Thicken with the feel of an aging cobweb
They lie with the weight of vows
broken and re-broken
Circles of vows broken and re-broken
I have nurtured many lovers
I have nursed many wives
With the silence of shattered vases-
they leave-
Tired of love's labyrinth
Each broken piece, the size of limitations
Dislocated by expectations
The circles of my many rings
Lie with the dust of losses
They are pains patched-
but ready to leap into the promises
of another sunset.

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