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Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:12

Shortlist for Ghana Poetry Prize 2013 Released

Written by  PFG

The Ghana Poetry Prize is a major new poetry prize of Gh cedis 2000 (approximately $1000) targeted at the celebration and promotion of poetry worldwide. The prize is sponsored by Poetry Foundation Ghana.

The winner will be announced at an event hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and English (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) and Poetry Foundation Ghana. The venue and date for the event will be communicated later.

The Ghana Poetry prize in its first year was opened to the world but in the subsequent years it will be opened to only Ghanaians.  An important part of our project is to give voice to fresh, new, unpublished poetry.

The Longlist Anthology shall be made available in print during the event at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the date will be communicated later.

The Shortlist
Below is a list of the poems selected for the 2013 Ghana Poetry Prize Shortlist.
We appreciate the many that supported our poetry project by contributing in our very first year. The many admirable and beautiful entries made the final selection difficult but it was ultimately done.

Woman                             
Ezeiyoke Peter Nonso

The Leashed Goat Bleats
Daniel Kojo  Appiah

Gratitude To Papa
Elizabeth Akrofi

The Pretty Beads of Suma-Glory
Crystal Tettey

I Baptise You with My Child’s Blood
Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva

My President
Mikail Oluwadare Bashir

Passages on Kakum Canopy Walkway, Ghana (To Alba K Sumprim)
Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Dylan was right
Rehan Pochkhanawala

OUR GOD, OUR DEVIL
Delasi Livingston Senya

We Arise
Harriet Anena

Grandmothers
Kofi A. Amoako

Man Bailer
Wisdom Hanson

A Day’s Work
Omonegho Imoagene

Negro Hate
Samuel Osei Mensah Junior

Losers And Abusers
Kwaku Krobea Asante

Resigned to Fate
Susan Piwang

I Do Not Have A Wife
Tony Adebamiji

The Picture on The Wall
Sarah Nyarko

Again Here?
Philip A. Alawonde

Beautiful Africa
William Kumi Du Bois

To get a complete list of 100 poems for the Anthology Please click here