Interview with Toby Abiodun

Libretto recently caught up with award winning spoken poet, Toby Abiodun, to discuss poetry and the…

Two Poems By Ayokunle Samuel Betiku

a sketch on living                                I am first encased in a shell of water, silence & darkness.…

Floater

It was 5.55 in the morning. Osu sat on the floor with his legs folded, one…

Interview with Servio Gbadamosi

Interview by LIBRETTO Libretto had a discussion with award winning Nigerian writer and publisher, Servio Gbadamosi.…

No more civil nonsense

when I first heard the word ‘gentleman,’ it was from the cartoon version of Oliver Twist…

There are no new names for grief By Chukwu Emmanuel

Sometimes I reconsider many things. How uncomfortable it makes me that grief could decide the various…

Broken By Michael Ace

To write this poem, I carry the night on my tongue. It tastes black, like the…

What else we could do? (we had no choice) By Robin Helweg–Larsen

(The Bahamian people speak: from 1700, 40-50 years per stanza) This Bahamas soil all rock and…

Rebellion By Sai Sabouke

We have buried so many loved ones That we’re now masters of obituaries. The Aso Rock…

Origin Story By Bill Yarrow

My father taught me how to solder and that’s when I first started to write. Now,…