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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


D.M Aderibigbe is a 23-year old Nigerian. An undergraduate of History and Strategic Studies of the University of Lagos. His poetry and short fiction have been published or forthcoming in 9 countries, in journals such as Wordriot, The Applicant, Red River Review, Ditch, Kritya, Thickjam, The New Black Magazine, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Torrid Literature, Rusty Nail, Vox Poetica, Pyrokinection, Deadbeats, Commonline and Torrid among others. He's a die-hard Inter Milan fc fan. His poetry is greatly influenced by Poets such as Octavio Paz, Wole Soyinka, Seamus Heaney, Ilya Kaminsky, Natasha Trethewey, Naomi Shihab Nye, Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lola Shoneyin and Solmaz Sharif. And singers such as Joe, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Ne-yo, Tuface Idibia among others. His Prose owes much to Toni Morrison, J.K Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Helen Oyeyemi, ZZ Packer and Nick Hornby.

D.M. Aderibigbe


Another Song

The singer's microphone spreads good news,
the drummer's voice is heard from the pulse
of his drum.

I'm here with a cadaverous pen, penning another intention to you,
before the pen gives up,
Like when breaths resign from
Its indisposable post.

this is a different song,
different from what you've always heard.

A song of hatred, a song of frustration, a song of anger,
has lived in my blood for centuries.

My pen's singing this song, for loving you.