The Association of Nigerian Authors has declared Dami Ajayi’s classic, Clinical Blues second prize winner of the 2015 prize for poetry.
According to the judge’s report, “The long listed entries underwent another round of assessment to arrive at the final result. Based on objective criteria of poetic quality, Four collections of poems finally made the shortlist, for the ‘quarter final’ in the 2015 ANA Poetry Prize competition. The collections are: Servio Gbadamosi’s A Tributary in Servitude (Winner), Dami Ajayi’s Clinical Blues/ Nwachukwu Egbunike’s Blazing Moon (1st runner up), and Terseer Samuel Bak’s Euphoria of Sophistry (2nd runner up).
Clinical Blues was published is in 2014 by WhiteHouse and is available for sale online at AMAZON: And at www.konga.com/writehouse and at partner bookstores nationwide.
A critical review of the winning collections is available HERE.
Congratulations to the winners. And congratulations to my good friend, Dami Ajayi.