Jumoke Verissimo was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Her first book, I am memory won the AWF/Carlos Idizia Ahmad first book Prize for Poetry 2009, Second Prize, AWF/Anthony Agbo Prize for Poetry 2009 and an Honourable Mention in the Association of Nigerian Authors (Poetry) Prize. 

She has a Masters in African Studies from the University of Ibadan and a BA Literature-in-English from the Lagos State University. She is a recipient of the Chinua Achebe Centre Fellowship. The Birth of Illusion, her second book, will soon be out.  

Epiphanies is published in anticipation of her second collection of poems, The Birth of Illusion, and as the third in Saraba Magazine’s individual poetry chapbook series. It includes thirteen poems,  a postscript by Emmanuel Iduma, and photographs by Logor Oluwamuyiwa Adeyemi from the Monochrome Lagos Project.






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