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Dear Brittlepaperians, help a young poet’s dream come true. David Ishaya Osu has the chance to participate in the 2017 Brussels Poetry Festival. He has an invitation but doesn’t have the cash to fund the trip.

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To learn more about David, read the full text of his Indiegogo campaign.

Hello, friends. I’ve been invited to participate in the 4th Brussels Poetry Festival scheduled for September 7-10 this year. It’s an annual international ‘festival which celebrates different experimental forms of poetry,’ and this year’s fest is dedicated to Belgian artist, Rene Magritte.

I am seeking for your help to fund my travel to and fro.

With the decision to devote my time and life to making and sharing poetry, art, the festival comes as one opportunity to tap in taking my poetry to wider circles. Along with many poetry performances, collaborations and art installations, festival poets shall be facilitating workshops in retirement homes and asylum seekers centres in Jette, workshop with kids. Hence, this is a chance to take part in a global project of spreading poetry beyond the confines of white papers.

For the festival program, click HERE.

Every donation, support will be greatly appreciated.

Gratefully,

David Ishaya Osu

David Ishaya Osu was born in Nigeria in 1991. His poetry has appeared in Poetry Wales, Transition, Vinyl, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, New Coin Poetry, The Bombay Review, among numerous publications. He has recently started a series of critical conversations with poets, editors and artists across the globe. He is a board member of Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, and he has received a Pushcart Prize nomination. David is currently the poetry editor of Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel and is at work on his debut poetry book.

PS: You can find some of my works online via these links below:

http://www.gainsayer.me/poetry-can-change-and-save-lives/

http://numerocinqmagazine.com/2016/06/01/ghosts-in-the-moonlight-poems-david-ishaya-osu/

http://cosmonautsavenue.com/david-ishaya-osu-three-poems/

http://www.gwendolynkiste.com/Blog/poet-extraordinaire-interview-with-david-ishaya-osu/

http://www.blueprint.ng/a-chat-with-one-of-the-finest-nigerian-poets-david-ishaya-osu/

 

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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