O-Jeremiah Agbaakin

O-Jeremiah Agbaakin holds a law degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His poems are recently published/forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Guernica, Pleiades, Poet Lore, Poetry Northwest, RATTLE, Ruminate Magazine, West Branch, and elsewhere. A recipient of a Tin House scholarship, he placed second for the Grist Journal ProForma Contest, finalist for the Chad Walsh Chapbook Series (Beloit Poetry Journal), Black Warrior Review Contest, and the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. He resides in Oxford, Mississippi, where he is studying for his MFA at the University of Mississippi.

Nov/Dec 2021

Jericho Hymnal

By O-Jeremiah Agbaakin

With a line from Wole Soyinka’s “Muhammad Ali at the Ringside, 1985” soon the house levels down in music but we tarry. the enchantment is over, but the spell remains. […]

Nov/Dec 2021

Seila

By O-Jeremiah Agbaakin

Jephthah’s daughter was not given a central role in many pre-medieval texts: the major exception being the first-century Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum of Pseudo-Philo, which devoted an entire chapter to her […]

Nov/Dec 2021

Cleft

By O-Jeremiah Agbaakin

crushed under the yoke of our heirloom settee, dresser, & cane chair from the old house. we were good colts and mules, wagging our horsetails in the harmattan & so […]