Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

Kanyinsola Olorunnisola is an experimental poet, essayist, and writer of fiction. His work is focused on Black realities, the diverse ways his people navigate the world. He has been published in Al Jazeera, FIYAH, Popula, Jalada, Overland, Bakwa, Harvard University’s Transition, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of the 2020 Speculative Literary Foundation’s Diverse Writers Grant, the 2020 K&L Prize for African Literature, a Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship, and a 2022 Best of the Net Anthology inclusion. He was a finalist for the 2020-2021 Glass Chapbook Series Contest, the 2022 Gerald Kraak Award, the 2022 Jerome K. Phipps Prize for Poetry, and the 2019 Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Non-Fiction. He has published a chapbook, In My Country, We’re All Crossdressers (Praxis, 2018). He is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama, where he is working on a voodoo-inspired novel.

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October 22, 2022

Rita Dominic and newcomer Nonso Bassey deliver powerhouse performances in Mildred Okwo’s elegant and raw psychological thriller.

April 13, 2022

The author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-nominated poetry collection The Rinehart Frames wants “an expansion in terms of how we speak of African literature.”

April 13, 2022

The writer and editor, working from Nigeria, has seen his groundbreaking work with the anthology Dominion earn major acclaim in the US and the UK, including becoming the first Africa-born Black writer to earn a Hugo Award nomination.

October 22, 2022

Rita Dominic and newcomer Nonso Bassey deliver powerhouse performances in Mildred Okwo’s elegant and raw psychological thriller.

April 13, 2022

The author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-nominated poetry collection The Rinehart Frames wants “an expansion in terms of how we speak of African literature.”

April 13, 2022

The writer and editor, working from Nigeria, has seen his groundbreaking work with the anthology Dominion earn major acclaim in the US and the UK, including becoming the first Africa-born Black writer to earn a Hugo Award nomination.

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