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O-Jeremiah Agbaakin

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PhD Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant, First Year Writing

O-Jeremiah Agbaakin holds a law degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and MFA at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of The Sign of the Ram (APBF/Akashic Books, 2023), selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani for the New Generation African Poets Chapbook series. His poems are published/forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, EPOCH magazine, Guernica, Kenyon Review, POETRY Magazine,  Harvard University’s TRANSITION magazine, Poetry Daily, Poetry Society of America, and elsewhere. A  member of the Unserious Collective, he’s the recipient of scholarship & fellowship from Mass MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) Residency, Bread Loaf, Key West Literary Seminar, and Tin House; as well as second place winner of the Grist Journal Contest, finalist of Chad Walsh Chapbook Series, Black Warrior Review contest, and Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. He serves as the poetry editor of Yaba Left Review and is a doctoral student of Creative Writing at University of Georgia.

Education:

LLB, (Bachelor of Law) University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2017

MFA, (Poetry) University of Mississippi, 2023

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