Sarpong Osei Asamoah

Sarpong Osei Asamoah is the author of the forthcoming chapbook “YAANOM” selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani for the African Poetry Book Fund’s New Generation African Poets chapbook box set. He was a finalist for the Bernardine Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2023, and is an alumni of Obsidian Foundation. He has read poems for the National Poetry Library – Southbank Centre UK. His work has featured in Aké Review, Lolwe, Tampered Press Magazine, SAND Journal, Poetry Ireland Review, Protean Magazine, Agbowo, and elsewhere including several anthologies as a contributor or poetry editor. He has worked at the Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora, Tampered Press, was a delegate at the NYU Africa Symposium in 2023 and is the creative director and host of CanonPodcast, a podcast about Ghanaian poetry canon and poetics. He is a founding member of and poetry editor at the Contemporary Ghanaian Writers Series.

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