Olatunde Osinaike


Author's Bio

Originally from the West Side of Chicago, Olatunde Osinaike is a Nigerian-American poet and software developer. He is the author of Tender Headed (Akashic, 2023), selected by Camille Rankine as winner of the 2022 National Poetry Series, in addition to the chapbooks Speech Therapy (TAR Chapbook Series) and The New Knew (Thirty West). His first full-length collection was also runner up for the 2022 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for the 2021 Alice James Award and 2021 CAAPP Book Prize.

Publications & Prizes

New Poetry from the Midwest (New American Press, 2019)
Best New Poets (University of Virginia Press, 2018)
Speech Therapy (Atlas Review, 2019)
The New Knew (Thirty West Publishing House, 2019)
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Heavy Feather Review
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Puerto del Sol
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The Collapsar
Prizes won: 

-- Winner --

2022 National Poetry Series

2019 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize

2019 Frontier Industry Prize (3rd Place)

-- Finalist -- 

2022 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

2021 CAAPP Book Prize

2021 Alice James Award

2019 Southeast Review Gearhart Poetry Prize

2019 RHINO Poetry Editor's Prize

-- Honorable Mention/Semifinalist --

2021 Wheeler Poetry Prize

2021 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

2019 Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Prize for Poetry

More Information

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Identifies as: 
African American
Born in: 
Chicago, IL
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
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Last update: Sep 23, 2022