PIN CELEBRATES THE MERCHANT OF POETRY
The PIN Team is ecstatic to wish the President of Poets in Nigeria, Sir Eriata Oribhabor, a joyous birthday. May your passion for the promotion of poetry and poets remain unabated as you journey through the ages in good health and overwhelming prosperity.
Eriata Oribhabor is a prominent Nigerian poet, essayist, editor, social commentator, literary activist and publisher at Something For Everybody Ventures (SFEV). A former Chairman, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Abuja Chapter, Oribhabor is the president of Poets In Nigeria (PIN) Initiative.
A prolific writer, Oribhabor has authored several poetry collections including Beautiful Poisons, Crossroads and The Rubicon, Eriata on Marble, Shifting Rides of Poetikness, Random Thoughts on Poetry, Walking Truths, That Beautiful Picture and Colours and Borders. His forthcoming titles include Twenty Eighteen and Gud Old Naija. Being a foremost promoter of Naija Pidgin, he has authored and edited books written in Naija Languej – Abuja Na Kpangba an Oda Puem-Dem and If Yu Hie Se A De Prizin.
Oribhabor has edited and co-edited various poetry anthologies including Who Shall I Make My Wife?, Wushapa – Beating the Drums of Peace, Join Me Write a Poem, Late Night Blues, The Sun Will Rise Again, Mixed History, Deep Dreams and For You, Dear Home.
In concert with members of Poets in Nigeria Initiative, he organizes countless number of literary and poetry programmes/events within and outside Nigeria.