The Poetry Enclave, Ibadan has set aside Thursday 30, November, 2017, to honor Sam Oritsetimeyin Omatseye, Nigerian poet, novelist, playwright and journalist with a poetry festival tagged “SAM OMATSEYE POETRY FESTIVAL.
According to POEN President, Mr. Ebika Anthony, the event will take place at Alliance Franchise, beside Magistrate Court, Iyaganku, Ibadan by 10am prompt.
Sam Omatseye is a Nigerian poet, novelist, playwright and journalist. Born on June 15, 1961, Sam Omatseye hails from Delta State of Nigeria.
Sam has published two collections of his columns, ‘In Touch, Journalism as National Narrative’ and ‘A Chronicle Foretold. He has written two novels titled Crocodile Girl and My Name Is Okoro. He is also a poet with four books of poetry to his credit: Mandela’s Bones and Other Poems; Dear Baby Ramatu; Lion Wind and Other Poems; and Scented Offal. He wrote and staged a play In 2014 titled The Siege to mark Professor Wole Soyinka’s 80th birthday. Sam has been Chairman, Editorial Board of The Nation Newspapers.