We at Hinovelty happily publish the official shortlist of great souls whose creative works were approved by our judges and they are the contributors whose works will appear in 'The Phenomenal Woman Poetry Anthology‘ book. Below are their names:
Paul Alowo (Nigeria)
Dumiso Gatsha (Botswana)
Idowu Joshua (Nigeria)
Anurag A. Sharma (India)
Koketso Marishane (South Africa)
Amaka Imani Nkosazana (USA)
Trinisa M. Pitts (USA)
Paul Abiola Oku-ola (Nigeria)
Emilly Achieng (Kenya)
Kealeboga Mosekiemang (Botswana)
Olamide Oderinle (Nigeria)
Oloyede Charles Akinropo (Nigeria)
Victoria S Mamvura-Gava
Bob McNeil (USA)
Oyin Oludipe (Nigeria)
Ipinlaye Oluwakamiye Phebe (Nigeria)
Christena AV Williams (Jamaica)
Abegunde Sunday Olaoluwa (Nigeria)
Thabo Moloi (South Africa)
Ralph Llyod (Liberia)
Lennee Reid (USA)
Babajide Michael Olusegun (Nigeria)
Ajise Vincent Olajide (Nigeria)
Zainab Kakal (India)
Paul Kasobya (Uganda)
Elizabeth Adeola Ayoola
Nmakgosi Ophadile Anita Tau (Botswana)
Nomonde Ndwalaza (south Africa)
Mbenkum Elvis Kinyuy (Cameroon)
Lerato Matsaneng (South Africa)
Sigeh Leonard Lenjo (Cameroon)
Mamello Keketso Sago (Botswana)
Tigele Nlebesi (Botswana)
Karoly Sandor Pallai (Hungary)
Kearoma Desiree Mosata
Rosemary Onyango (Kenya)
Eric Kombey W.
Note: Due to emails and calls we received from people asking us to give them few days to submit their poems due to busy work schedule, the deadline for submission has been shifted to 31st July 2014. After this date, entries will no longer be accepted.
Congratulations to you all whose works have been approved. With our writing, we will right the world.
When life seems to be in a halt
You grieve to a fault
So sad to exalt
But want to insult,
Get your mind off the rut!
Don’t feel disappointed
Focus on your desire and be not distracted
And to success you must be attracted.
Never think to expire
Strive to aspire
Work and perspire
And you’ll thrive to inspire.
Tie your lace
Hold the mace
Run with grace
And win the race.
You have been Godipulated, don’t get manipulated
You are appointed not disappointed
In your thinking get enthroned not dethroned.
God don’t cause rife
He is the giver of life
And will make your success come alive.
Your time is coming
You are blossoming
Never live in despondency
Live in cheerful expectancy.
© IFEANYI ENOCH ONUOHA