O-Jeremiah Agbaakin

Poet

Athens, GA
Georgia US
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Author's Bio

O-Jeremiah Agbaakin, born and raised in Nigeria is the author of The Sign of the Ram (Akashic, 2023), selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani for the New Generation African Poets Chapbook Box set. His poems are featured/forthcoming in Kenyon Review, POETRY, Poetry Society of America, Transition, and elsewhere. He’s received scholarship and fellowship from Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts, Bread Loaf, Tin House, Key West Literary Seminar; and was a finalist for the Quarterly West Poetry Contest, Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, and others. A graduate of the MFA program at the University of Mississippi, he’s currently a doctoral student of English & Creative Writing at the University of Georgia where he's won the Graduate Research Award from the Willson Centre for Humanities & Arts, among other honors.

Publications & Prizes

Chapbook:
The Sign of the Ram (Akashic Books, 2022)
Journals: ,
Kenyon Review
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Poetry Magazine

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Open City by Teju Cole

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
BIPOC, Black, Other
Prefers to work with: 
Any, Homelessness, Immigration, Incarcerated individuals, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Ikire, OS
Nigeria
Osun
Raised in: 
Ikire, OS
Nigeria
Osun
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Last update: May 21, 2024