Okay, thinking poetry that is not regular? Thinking about some fresh verse to get you thinking, smiling and just going like: ‘IF this is POETRY, I’m all for POETRY!!’ Okay, here’s a chance to be there at the official public presentation of my first collected poems: BRING OUR CASKET HOME: Tales one shouldn’t tell
CUT THE STORY SHORT, tentatively this is what we are looking at:
DATE: Saturday June 8th 2013
VENUE: Merit House, Maitama, Abuja.
TIME: 12 noon (World Standard Time)
The collection encloses the experiences that is life culminating to final moments. Beneath it all rings a strong song of hope. You would find the writings different – inspired by different times. The poems all come together to form these – a casket of verse in tales one shouldn’t tell….
….a few lines from within:
in the pitch of our enduring night
we raise hopes to the light
in vigils believing the promise of the sun:
there would always be dawn.
FROM THE BLURB:
One of the most eloquent, passionate and imaginative collection of poems I have read in a while…A reminder that the artiste is still the sensitive point of the society – Odachi Elizabeth Onogwu (Literary Scholar and Critic)
With the poise of a minstrel Su’eddie draws us into the strings of his messages with rhythms that transcend caskets and losses – Unoma Azuah (Multiple Award Winning writer and critic)
These are deep words from a deep mind reflecting on the deep things of life. – Maria Ajima (Multiple Award Winning Writer and Scholar)
The poems in this collection are essentially occasional poems – …the occasions have been transformed into either or both things:  a peg on which emotions have been hung out to drip-dry, and/or  a subliminal map, detailing the major landmarks in that most taxing of journeys: the journey from the head to the heart/from the heart to the head. – Hyginus Ekwuazi (Award winning poet and Scholar)
Hoping to see you there…. We would keep you updated.
Meanwhile, the following are links to reviews of the book:
Bringing Welcome Verse Home by Emma Inedu (right under this post, you would find more links on the page there)
- BRINGING WELCOME VERSE HOME: A READING OF SU’EDDIE VERSHIMA AGEMA’S BRING OUR CASKET HOME by Emma Inedu (anabenue.wordpress.com)
- OKIGBO – MYTHMAKER & TOWNCRIER AT HEAVEN’S GATE by Hyginus Ekwuazi (sueddie.wordpress.com)