Olaitan Humble


Author's Bio

Olaitan Humble is a writer and editor. He is a 2020 IBMUN Delegate. Winner of the 2020 EW Poetry Prize’s People Choice Award, Finalist for NND Poetry Prize and Loft Books Poetry Prize, and Semifinalist for 2021 Tell African Fellowship. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Award.

He has previously held editorial positions at Urban Central and Invincible Quill Magazine, and is currently on the editorial board at Lumiere Review and Bandit Fiction. He has been on different writing projects like Cycle Four of Decameron Writing Series, Pages Penned in Pandemic: A Collective, etc.

His writing appears in FIYAH, HOAX, HOBART, North Dakota Quarterly, Superstition Review, Chiron Review, Ethel Zine, and Luna Luna Magazine, among others.

Publications & Prizes

Prizes won: 

2020 EW Poetry Prize's People Choice Award


Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Kaveh Akbar. Yevgeny Yevtushenko. John Greenleaf Whittier. Warsan Shire. Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Percy Bysshe Shelley. Nayyirah Waheed.
What I'm reading now: 
Exile by Ladan Osman, Scribbled in the Dark by Charles Simic

More Information

Gives readings: 
Identifies as: 
Black, Muslim
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Last update: Oct 31, 2021