Knowing The African Bull: Oduor Jagero Lauches TRUE CITIZEN

It was the eve of Poetry Spot back in 2012. I had been wondering what I would perform the next day as I had registered to be among the participating poets of that month’s edition two weeks prior. My name was in people’s lips but Rixpoet was still the timid poet trying to earn a […]

Letter To A Poet

Dear Poet, I pray that this finds you in good health. I am doing fine, thankful to the Lord for bringing rain. It has been overwhelmingly hot lately. So much has been happening on the poetry scene and I thought it would be wise if we had a little tête-à-tête regarding the same. You and I […]

Be Faithful To Your Dreams!

It’s 6:30am, Huruma Estate, 1998. My mother wakes me up to prepare me for school. It’s been raining lately and our dark one roomed house has some water trickling in from below the door. I am lazy to wake up and mama shouts my name for the second time and insists she won’t repeat it. […]

Growing Up To Be A Man

The world is moving fast, and life is moving with it. I am 25 and a few months old, battling it out with 7 billion souls. I’m going through a difficult time, that of transitioning from parental care to self-independence. Growing up as a first born in Africa, there are so many pressures on you. […]

Poetry Under The Stars

I had a weekend to remember. There are moments you go through and when they are gone you are left with clear images of how you want the rest of your life to be. When Linda approached me to provide her with poets for Poetry Under The Stars, I just ran to my best of the […]

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