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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.

An Anthology of Poetry in Honour of Omotayo Oloruntoba-Oju @ 50 – Call for Submissions

Professor Omotayo Oloruntoba-Oju teaches in the Department of English Studies, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. With close to three decades of teaching literature at University of Ilorin and Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Professor Omotayo Oloruntoba-Oju’s several academic papers … Continue reading

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Event for SOMETHING HAPPENED AFTER THE RAIN: POEMS

You need to be there on the 24th @ New York University-Department of Social & Cultural Analysis! Something Happened After the Rain is available here: Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Something-Happened-After-Rain-Poems/dp/148280252X or http://www.amazon.ca/Something-Happened-After-Rain-Poems/dp/148280252X), Google Books (http://books.google.com/books?id=Q2FvBAAAQBAJ&pg=PT73&lpg=PT73&dq=something+happened+after+the+rain&source=bl&ots=kpAwJTgLKi&sig=SE_j_xd6COrsNnsM_z_vnKO8nwo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=AZdvVNqsCbaJsQTLrIHQCw&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=something%20happened%20after%20the%20rain&f=false), Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Gabriel_Bamgbose_Something_Happened_After_the_Rain?id=Q2FvBAAAQBAJ), Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/something-happened-after-the-rain-gabriel-bamgbose/1120146099?ean=9781482802528&itm=1&usri=9781482802528&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-onVyJopRmtU-_-15%3A9781482802528&r=1) among others!

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To Our Literary Community

*** The entire editorial team of Ijagun Poetry Journal uses this medium to say a special thanks to all our contributors and readers. Your unquenchable commitment to art has brought us this far and will continue to advance us on … Continue reading

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IJAGUN POETRY JOURNAL: Vol. 2, No. 2, December 2014

You Live (for a life well spent) (Juan Flores, 1943 – 2014) Live your life to its fullest sowing a seed into every life before it leaves you Juvenile at heart Unrelenting in spirit Able in old age Never boring, … Continue reading

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IJAGUN POETRY JOURNAL

Vol. 2 – No. 2             DECEMBER 2014 Contents Joan McNerney SeaScape I SeaScape II SeaScape III Neil Ellman Our World This Too The Cyclops Mahima Gupta Malady Hiatus Just another cryptic soul Lazola Pambo Xenophobic Society Inequality Let Us Be … Continue reading

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Joan McNerney

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Spectrum, three Bright Spring Press Anthologies, and several Kind of A Hurricane Publications. She has been nominated three times for … Continue reading

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Neil Ellman

New Jersey poet, Neil Ellman, has twice been nominated for Best of the Net, the Pushcart Prize, and the Rhysling Award from the Science Fiction Poetry Association. More than 1,000 of his poems appear in print and online journals, anthologies, … Continue reading

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Mahima Gupta

Mahima Gupta is a 17-year old poet from Kolkata, India. She is a student of Class 12. Writing has been a very important part of her life since the time she realises how wonderful it is to pen down one’s … Continue reading

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Lazola Pambo

Lazola Pambo is a South African poet, novelist and essayist. His works have been published locally and internationally in journals and magazines such as The Kalahari Review, Black Magnolias Literary Journal (Mississippi), New Asian Writing (Thailand), 2012 Short Story Day … Continue reading

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Jasmeen Griffin

Jasmeen Griffin recently studied at Oxford University with poet Jenny Lewis. She was born in India and studied in the United States and Canada. Bridging these cultures has taught her how much is gained as well as lost in translation. … Continue reading

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