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.