Adamu Yahuza Abdullahi

Adamu Yahuza Abdullahi, THE PLOB, TPC V, is a poet from Kwara state, Nigeria. He is a pioneer resident of Muktar Aliyu Art Residency, Minna, Niger state, Nigeria. He is a Best of the Net Nominee, and second-place winner of both the first edition of the Hassan Sulaiman Gimba Esq Poetry Prize and the Bill Ward Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers 2023. His works have been published in Lolwe, Strange Horizons, CHESTNUT REVIEW, The temz review, and other places. He is on X / Twitter @yahuza_theplob and Instagram @Official_yahuzeey.

i began:
god, swear my body is not a keepsake for all your silences.
swear you can’t hear these things droning like terrified frogs in my head.
swear you do not know that i am unwelcome in this body.