Poetry for me is spiritual, says Niyi Osundare

By: Rachael Ogunmuyiwa

…reveals that the Yoruba culture is his inalienable creative influence

Prof. Niyi Osundare, a prolific poet, dramatist and literary critic has said that poetry for him is spiritual.

Prof. Osundare said this on Tuesday while speaking at a Poetic Treat initiated by the students of the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan.

In the words of the prolific poet, “Poetry for me is spiritual, I do not know where it comes from. There is something bigger than we are that we do not know”.

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Meanwhile, Osundare in his response to a question, has revealed that the Yoruba culture is his inalienable creative influence.

While making reference to his familial experience and also the cultural literariness in Wole Soyinka’s Death and King’s Horseman, he urged everyone to embrace the culture.

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