POET and publisher Mr. Servio Gbadamosi’s second poetry collection, Where the Light Enters You is out. It’s a collection of 51 intriguing poems that interrogate various aspects of the African everyday experience — love, culture, music, and governance. Traversing time and space, the personal and public, the poet weaves verses of commitment that bristle with passion and hope for a troubled continent. Like his debut collection, Gbadamosi evokes the voices of older poets while remaining true to his own aesthetic programme and vision.
Where the Light Enters You is coming six years after the release of his award-winning debut, A Tributary in Servitude, which won the 2015 Association of Nigerian Authors’ Poetry Prize and was runner-up for the 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa. The new poetry collection will be unveiled at a reading and interactive session with the author on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at IBS Hotel, 35, Francis Okediji Street, Old Bodija, Ibadan by 3PM. The author will also engage with and sign copies of the book for the audience at the event.
Poet and publisher, Servio Gbadamosi is a recipient of the 2016 Ebedi International Writers Residency fellowship where he co-wrote the chapbook, A Half-Formed Thing, with fellow residents, Ehi’zogie Iyeoman and Ikechukwu Nwaogu. His works have appeared online as well as in print journals, newspapers and anthologies such as Nigerian NewsDirect, ANA Review 2017, ANA Review 2018, ANA Review 2019, SỌ̀RỌ̀SÓKÈ: An #EndSars Anthology, Crossroads: Anthology of Poems in Honour of Christopher Okigbo, Fela’s Re-arrangement: A Collage of the Poetic Biography of Nigeria’s Folkhero of Afrobeat Music and The Sky is Our Earth: Anthology of Fifty Young Nigerian Poets.
He currently heads Noirledge Publishing, an independent publishing house with a focus on mainstreaming new voices in contemporary Nigerian writing. Where the Light Enters You will be available for sale online and at leading bookshops nationwide.