I have a new book
When I'm Eighteen is a collection of eighteen (18) poems exploring multiple reaches of psyche, place and purpose over time. A collection on an exploratory streak, each poem buzzes through gaps between memories—known and unknown. On this journey, the poet plays and the poem plays without restraint: cycles and bicycle, dreams and rainbow, candles and cake, maths and mangoes. When I'm Eighteen climaxes with a declarative and happy gasp: ‘it was from my mother's / mouth i first saw a kiss.’



David Ishaya Osu (b. October 27, 1991) is a poet, memoirist, editor, street photographer and wanderer. He is an associate poetry editor of Plenitude Magazine, a co-poetry editor of Chestnut Review, the photography and arts editor of Cọ́n-scìò magazine, and the poetry editor of Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel. He currently serves as a board member of Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation based in Uganda. 

His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies across Nigeria, Uganda, the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, India, Bangladesh, France, South Africa, Austria, and elsewhere. He has read and performed in several cities: Abuja, Bangor, Canterbury, Jos, Kaduna, Keffi, Lagos, London, among others. 

His poetry has been translated into Hausa, Bengali and Nepali. 

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