All posts by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Kukogho Irusiri Samson is a Nigerian poet, blogger and multimedia journalist. Winner of the Orange Crush 1st Prize for Poetry 2012, I am a contributor to several print and online platforms. I founded and curate popular online social reorientation Facebook Poetry 'Page Words Rhymes & Rhythm' (www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry). Contact: kukogho.samson@hotmail.com +2348060109295)
Kukogho I. Samson's 'What Can Words Do?'

INVITATION TO UNVEILING OF ‘WHAT CAN WORDS DO?’ (a collection of poems)

“With the earth of structure and the air of rhyme, the water of rhythm and the fire of passion, Kukogho Iruesiri Samson weaves his own brand of poetry, keeping faith with the old traditions, yet inventing new ones.” ~ Dike-Ogu Dike Chukwumerije Poet, Author Dear Sir/Madam, You are hereby invited to the public unveiling/launching of my … Continue reading INVITATION TO UNVEILING OF ‘WHAT CAN WORDS DO?’ (a collection of poems)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2013

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2013

World over, the effectiveness of literature, and indeed poetry, as an agent of change is well recognized. It is in recognition of this that the ‘Eriata Oribabhor Poetry Prize’ initiative came to be in 2012 with Mr. Nwakanma Chika emerging the first prize winner of the 1st edition. The 2nd edition is here and WRRPoetry … Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2013

Is That A Poem Or A Group Of Quarreling Words?

Is That A Poem Or A Group Of Quarreling Words?

My fellow upcoming and aspiring poets, please lend me your ears. Yes, I know you want to pen verses and some of you do…while some write sentences and break them at any point. Worse still, some gather words that are angry at each other and call them poems. Sometimes, I feel the poet was sleeping, … Continue reading Is That A Poem Or A Group Of Quarreling Words?

WRRPoetry CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS: ‘OUR MOTHERS, SISTERS & DAUGHTERS’: No To Rape, Domestic Violence and Women Abuse!

WRRPoetry CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS: ‘OUR MOTHERS, SISTERS & DAUGHTERS’: No To Rape, Domestic Violence and Women Abuse!

Rape, Domestic Violence and Women Abuse are evils that must not be left to roam free in our societies. The victims are our MOTHERS, SISTERS and DAUGHTERS and we cannot sit back and watch them suffer. Many have been damaged for life. More unlucky ones have died. Some of these victims have no voice of … Continue reading WRRPoetry CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS: ‘OUR MOTHERS, SISTERS & DAUGHTERS’: No To Rape, Domestic Violence and Women Abuse!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 100Thousand Poets for Change & WRRPoetry ABUJA ANNUAL POETRY SPLASH

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 100Thousand Poets for Change & WRRPoetry ABUJA ANNUAL POETRY SPLASH

The entire world is awakened to novel approaches to effectively utilizing poetry as agent of change in diverse societies for peace and sustainability. Last year, the 100thousand Poets for Change (100TPC), Abuja, organized the 100thousand Poets and Musicians for Change event on 29th September, 2012. Being an annual event, this year’s version promises to be … Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 100Thousand Poets for Change & WRRPoetry ABUJA ANNUAL POETRY SPLASH

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012

The maiden edition of the Sir Eriata Oribabor Poetry Prize is here and the Words Rhymes and Rhythm platform has been selected to host it. In line with this, submissions are solicited from poets all over the world. PRIZES First Prize:    N15,000    ($95) Second Prize:     N10,000    ($ 63) Third Prize:     N 5,000    … Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012

OBAMA – A Victory Poem of Sorts

OBAMA – A Victory Poem of Sorts

Only those who believe In their dreams of dark nights Can the laurel of victory receive. … Bring out the drums And beat a tune for our legs, Rhythm to bring to life our fat bums. Ahh, sweet verdict Of eagerly thumbing thumbs! Where are those that did failure predict? Mitt is muffled, The Oval … Continue reading OBAMA – A Victory Poem of Sorts

The Black Poet and The White Girl 1

The Black Poet and The White Girl 1

Sometime ago, i met a white girl on MySpace and i went poetic on her. at the time, i was an unemployed graduate tired of life after University and NYSC. The internet cafe was my refuge and social media were my hideouts. For a while, we chatted and I found the whole episode interesting so … Continue reading The Black Poet and The White Girl 1

That Hole

That Hole

That hole inside, Dug by the shovels of the mind… That dark brightness Where the eyes cannot see… That emptiness, yet filled With fears and wilted hopes… That strangling shadow That stays even in the glare of light… It shall remain Until you wake up and see That holes can be filled And shadows wait … Continue reading That Hole