On this episode, Diannely breaks bread with poet Olatunde Osinaike and they talk about puff puff, doo-wop, and Amaud Jamal Johnson.
Originally from the West Side of Chicago, Olatunde Osinaike (he/him) is a Nigerian-American poet, essayist, and software developer. He is the author of Tender Headed, winner of the 2022 National Poetry Series, and forthcoming this December from Akashic Books. His work has received fellowships and support from Poets & Writers, Hurston/Wright Foundation, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers University. He lives in Atlanta with his dearest and would like to thank you.
Poem(s) discussed: “Doo-Wop” by Amaud Jamal Johnson & “Sometimes I Forget to Say Grace” by Olatunde Osinaike
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Production: Kula Production Company
Photo Credit: Najee Brown @authoredby
Theme Music: Stu Dias @stuartdiasplaysmusicsometimes
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