JK Anowe.

The Nigerian poet JK Anowe, Chapbook Series Editor at Praxis Magazine, won the inaugural Brittle Paper Award for Poetry in 2017, for his poem “Credo to Leave.” Published in Expound, “Credo to Leave” exemplifies the Self-centric exploration of mental illness that JK Anowe is known for.

A week ago, he was shortlisted for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Prize, for his poem “Playlist of the Least Lovable.” In a congratulatory tweet, the American poetry press Madhouse Press, who secured publication rights to his chapbook, announced that it will arrive this spring. Titled Sky Raining Fists, the anticipated chapbook is the follow-up to his debut, the ikemefuna tributaries, released by Praxis Magazine in 2016.

Congratulations to JK Anowe!