Damilola Aderibigbe

“As a kid, there were times my dad came home briefly and would start hitting my mum. My defenseless mother wouldn't know what to do but to run with my sisters and me, and on several occasions we ended up on the street.”

D.M. Aderibigbe was born to an 18 year old high school dropout in Lagos, Nigeria. His chapbook, In Praise of Our Absent Father is an APBF New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series selection. He is currently an MFA candidate in creative writing at Boston University. His poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, RATTLE and elsewhere. and has been featured on Verse Daily. Spillway recently nominated his poem for a 2017 Puschcart prize.