Tosin Akingbulu’s Shades of L has won the Isele Spoken Word Competition! I had no doubt that she would win. Here is my thought about her poem, “In Tosin Akingbulu’s Shade of L, L symbolizes love and life, the essence of human existence. Fluid thoughts plumb difficult realities, foibles and shortfalls—people grow out of love, people can love without being in love. With a feminine scalpel, a postmortem is conducted on a faulty relationship and misgivings are probed in introspect. Sublime lines become pithy maxims that reek of absolute truth as man’s true nature is pondered on.”
Congratulations to her.