From ENEMY OF THE STATE
To a people
who could no longer
use their mouths
– a people stippled
with scanty remembrances,
I ask if your memory, too,
has grown sharp claws
Bola Opaleke’s groundbreaking poetry chapbook, Skeleton Of A Ruined Song, is available now.
Advanced Praise for Skeleton of a Ruined Song
“This chapbook has in it the beginnings of fire” – Jericho Brown, author of The Tradition
“I must confess that I cried and that is because it has so many truths” – Adedayo Agarau, author of Asylum Chapel
Bola Opaleke is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, and recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council Writer’s Grant. His poems have appeared — or are forthcoming — in Frontier Poetry, Rising Phoenix Review, Writers Resist, Rattle, Cleaver, One, The Nottingham Review, The Puritan, The Literary Review of Canada, Sierra Nevada Review, Dissident Voice, Poetry Quarterly, The Indianapolis Review, Canadian Literature, Empty Mirror, Poetry Pacific, Drunk Monkeys, Temz Review, St. Peters College Anthology (University of Saskatchewan), Pastiche Magazine, and others. He holds a degree in City Planning and lives in Winnipeg MB. Further information about his life and work can be found on his website https://bolaopaleke.
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