Olatunde Osinaike

Writer. Poet. Performer. Engineer.

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Olatunde Osinaike is a Nigerian-American poet and software developer from the West Side of Chicago. A Best of the Net and Bettering American Poetry nominee, his poems 'Mercy, Mercy Me' and ‘When My Mother Speaks of New Edition’ were recently selected by Kyle Dargan and the tandem of Safia Elhillo and Gbenga Adesina for inclusion in the 2018 Best New Poets and 20.35 Africa: Contemporary Poetry anthologies, respectively. His manuscript, The New Knew, was shortlisted for the 2018 C&R Press Winter Chapbook Series. An alumnus of Vanderbilt University, his most recent work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Kweli, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Apogee, Lunch Ticket, Puerto del Sol, and Columbia Poetry Review, among other publications. He is currently on poetry staff at The Adroit Journal. As a heads up, he is probably off rewatching The Office right now for the nth time, but you can find him on Twitter and Instagram at @tundelasoul, when he’s not being as much of an introvert.

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