Ife Olatona is a Nigerian in his late teens. Named a Foyle Young Poet of the Year by The Poetry Society U.K in 2019, his fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in the Harvard-based Transition Magazine, The African Writers, Nottingham Poetry Exchange’s Voices anthology and elsewhere. After an honor by a Nigerian state government and a T.V appearance at 15, he began advocacy against poor reading culture and ageism. He has edited Christian publications and currently serves on the editorial board of The Adroit Journal. Featured in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Best American Poetry, and The Pushcart Prizes, The Adroit Journal is a leading American literary magazine founded by Peter LaBerge.

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