Writings of the general word's body

Monday, May 14, 2007

An Adjectival Poet in Leeds

Niyi Osundare has just concluded a whirlwind tour of 3 UK cities. Here he is @ Peepal Tree Press in Leeds 2 days ago - Saturday 12th May. He led a full-day workshop with members of the Inscribe Writers Group. 3rd from left is Seni Seneviratne whose collection, Wild Cinnamon and Winter Skin, has just been published.

"They say I am an adjectival poet," Prof. Osundare said, "I like adjectives."

Palorine & Simon look on as Khadijah Ibrahiim (middle) makes a point during the workshop.

Writer Rommi Smith (whose poetry collection, Mornings & Midnights, is published by Peepal Tree) seen here with Osundare.

The workshop was facilitated by Kadija Sesay, publisher of Sable Litmag. Osundare praised her as "a great facilitator". After the workshop, the poet gave a performance @ the same venue. He also made appearances in Huddersfield & Plymouth.

  • Photos by MW.
  • Pics from Osundare's evening reading in Leeds @ the next blog update.

6 comments:

The Pseudo-Independent said...

Having enjoyed this I am now looking forward to the update.

olufunke grace bankole said...

dear molara,

thank you for sharing this. i find your blog quite informative for those of us with serious interest in the african/diasporic literary scene.

Wordsbody said...

Hi Olufunke,

I've heard of you (esp on Glimmer Train) and I've been wondering... Will get in touch.

Thanks for stoping by. Osundare was stupendous.

MW

Morountodun said...

How did the Bukka "Imprints" event go?

Wordsbody said...

Hi Morountodun,

The Bukka talk was an important event. I planned to be there but couldn't make it. One can't be everywhere, I guess.

MW

olufunke grace bankole said...

hi molara,

please do be in touch. peace.