SENTINEL POETRY (ONLINE) #15     FEBRUARY 2004

Editorial Note

The Sentinel Valentine
Month Special

Poems

LOLA SHONEYIN
(Guest)
Like A Split Reed At Waterfront
Music-making
Trysexual
You Shall Love Again

JOSEF LESSER
Fragments Of a Letter Washed Ashore

EYITEMI EGWUENU
Chronicles III

NGOZI OBASI AWA
The Bee Hums Again

BARBARA REIHER-MEYERS
Valentine's Day At
The Laundromat

KODI AZUONYE
Entreaty

DURLABH SINGH
Sleep

DIKE OKORO
Cape Town

NGOZI UNIGWE
Beauty Is You

TOLULOPE OGUNLESI
Lorenzo and Maria

NNAMDI NDU
Substance Of My Dream
Whom Shall I Tell?
Remembering Old Times

Interview
NNOROM AZUONYE
My E-Conversation with
LOLA SHONEYIN

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CONTRIBUTORS

LOLA SHONEYIN studied English at Ogun State University, Nigeria. She is the Founding Co-ordinator of Ibadan Arts Renaissance.

Shoneyin is the author of So All The Time I Was Sitting On An Egg--shortlisted for the 1997 Association of Nigerian authors (ANA) Poetry Prize, while her yet-to-be-published collection Matters Of Grave Persistence won the First Prize in the ANA Oyo Chapter Poetry competition in 1998, the same year A Woman In Her Season--her unpublished collection of short stories won Second Prize for fiction (ANA, Oyo.) Her other books include Song Of A Riverbird (Ovalonion House, 2002), Harlot (A novel, forthcoming) and For The Love of Flight (Poems, forthcoming).

JOSEF LESSER and his wife live on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. He has been writing for just about 2 years and had had some of his experimental poetry published in literary journals including previous outing in Sentinel Poetry.

DIKE OKORO
is a freelance writer and professor of English at Olive Harvey College, Chicago, USA. His work has appeared in various journals and magazines including Quarterly Black Review, Afrique, African Spectrum, Black Issues, and Washington Square Review. He is the author of Weeping Shadows (2000) and the editor of Echoes from the Mountain: New and Selected Poems of Mazisi Kunene (2004).

EYITEMI EGWUENU was born in Benin City. He attended Edo College Benin City and the University of Benin from where he graduated in 1999 as a Medical Doctor.

NGOZI OBASI AWA--a costume and make-up artist, studied Dramatic Arts at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

BARBARA REIHER-MEYERS lives, writes and performs poetry in New York, USA.

KODI AZUONYE is a lawyer, Founder and Coordinator of National Centre for Legal Justice, Kaduna, Nigeria. He is on the editorial board of the Supreme Court law reports, and has had his poetry and legal articles published in several international print and electronic journals. 

NGOZI UNIGWE
No bio was submitted by this writer.

NNAMDI NDU is a playwright and Advertising copywriter. His play Scars That Mar directed by Eni-Jones Umuko received its world premiere at the university of Nigeria Arts Theatre in 1989. He is currently developing new material for television.

TOLUWALOPE GBENGA OGUNLESI was born in 1982 in
Edinburgh, Scotland to Nigerian parents. He has lived virtually all his life in Nigeria. He is presently a final year Pharmacy student at The University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He writes poetry and short fiction, and plays the bass guitar.

DURLABH SINGH is a poet resident in London, United Kingdom. He has been widely published in magazines, newspapers, anthologies and on the Internet.

He has had four books of verse published, the latest the latest being
CHROME RED (ISBN 1898030464). The other books include THE BATS, NEO-XPRESSIONS and SPACES OF HEART.

His aim is to revitalize English poetry with new expressions and poetic craft.

NNOROM AZUONYE is the Editor of Sentinel Poetry (Online) and administrator of Sentinel Poetry Movement. Author of Letter To God and Other Poems. His short fiction, poetry, interviews, and articles have appeared in print and e-journals in Nigeria, United Kingdom, Belgium, USA and Canada. He is the proprietor of
Opportunityeurope.com

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