Inspiring Change Through Literature and Media
Hello Authors, Writers, Poets, everyone: Award winning Poet and Author, Tolu Akinyemi aka Poetolu shares some tips on how he grew his fan base in this interview. It’s the most educative piece you’ve read recently and I’m sure you will learn a lot from him as I did. Please enjoy it.
There’s one sweet name that readily comes to mind at every mention of Poetry in today’s evolving literary world. The name even seeps through the nerdy confines of the industry to the contemporary world of groovy people, oldies and millennials alike, who definitely can’t relate to orthodox Shakespearean literature.
It’s the name of a very fine young African poet who has brought life, entertainment, storytelling, excitement, joy, laughter, innovation and all kinds of goodies into this otherwise rather bureaucratic and boring branch of literature – to the extent that his creativity is globally acclaimed by people who naturally hate poetry.
And he commands such a huge passionate followership of voracious readers of his works.
So what’s the secret code? What’s the magic wand? Is it his great looks and six packs? Well, so I thought until I read his books “Your Father Walks Like a Crab” and “
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