Ife O. Olatona grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. Named a Foyle Young Poet of the Year by The Poetry Society U.K in 2019, a 2020 winner of The Center for Fiction’s National Teen Storyteller Award, and a 2020 Ledbury Poetry Young Person’s Prize finalist, 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. Currently working on his debut work of fiction, he serves on the editorial team at The Adroit Journal.