Basit Olatunji


Basit A. Olatunji was born in Ifon-osun, Osun State, Nigeria. He is a poet, an editor and an essayist. His first poetry collection, Thoughtful Reflections, was published in 2011. He is also working on his first play. He currently teaches English at State Senior High School, Agege, Lagos. He believes poetry is a freer of the mind and healer of the soul. Read his poems: A Woman in Her Prime and A Lonely Man.


About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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