Olatunde Osinaike


Washington, DC

Author's Bio

Olatunde Osinaike is a Nigerian-American poet and software developer originally from the West Side of Chicago. He is the author of the chapbooks Speech Therapy, winner of the 2019 TAR Chapbook Series (forthcoming) and The New Knew (Thirty West). A Best of the NetBettering American Poetry, and Pushcart Prize nominee, his most recent work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in publications such as Prelude, Puerto del Sol, Southeast Review, Winter Tangerine, and the Columbia Poetry Review, as well as in the anthologies Best New Poets, 20.35 Africa, and New Poetry from the Midwest. He is currently on poetry staff at The Adroit Journal.

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 --

2019 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize

2019 Frontier Industry Prize (3rd Place)

-- Honorable Mention --

2019 Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Prize for Poetry

-- Finalist -- 

2019 Southeast Review Gearhart Poetry Prize

2019 RHINO Poetry Editor's Prize

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Identifies as: 
African American
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
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Last update: Apr 16, 2020