Landa wo

Poet, Fiction Writer

Strasbourg 67000

Author's Bio

LANDA WO’s fiction and poetry has appeared in a variety of publications including Bellingham Review, Columbia Journal, Cyphers, Fiction International, Grain Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, Nashville Review, Raleigh Review, Salt Hill Journal, Spillway, The Common, Tule Review and The Cape Rock among others publications. Selected by Roddy Doyle as the winner of the 2007 Metro Eireann writing competition, Landa wo has won a number of awards including Eist poetry competition and Feile Filiochta international poetry competition in Ireland.
His work has been anthologised in Landing Places : Immigrant Poets in Ireland , Dedalus Press 2010 and Writing Home: The “New Irish” Poets, Dedalus Press 2019. With roots in Angola and Cabinda, Landa wo is a Black French writer from the diaspora. Politically engaged his work deal with prominent issues of social justice, discrimination and cultural strife. He can be found on Twitter: @wo_landa

Publications & Prizes


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Ogham Stone
Paris Lit Up
Pomona Valley Review
Slush Pile Magazine


The Book of Life: Poems to Tide You Over, by Grace Wells (Dedalus Press, 2022)
Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets (Dedalus Press, 2019)
Landing Places, Immigrant Poets in Ireland (Dedalus Press, 2010)
3AM Magazine
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Blackmail Press
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Boyne Berries
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Contemporary Verse 2
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Mojave River Review
Nashville Review
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Poetry New Zealand
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River Heron Review
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Scrivener Creative Review
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Tule Review
Prizes won: 

Metro Eireann Writing Competition,   

Éist Poetry competition Meath County, 

17th Annual Féile Filíochta /International Poetry Competition  - 3rd prize French section

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Aimé Césaire, Mariama Bâ, May Ayim, Edouard Glissant, Cheikh Anta Diop, Amélia da Lomba, Charles Bukowski, Frankétienne , Vénus Khoury-Ghata and Adonis.
What I'm reading now: 
Greatest Hits 1966 - 2003 by Wanda Coleman, Slavery in the Age of Memory, engaging the Past by Ana Lucia Araujo, Her Lost Language by Jenny Mitchell

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
Angolan, Black French, Cabindan, French
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Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
Saint - Etienne
Raised in: 
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Last update: Apr 21, 2023