D. M. Aderibigbe

D.M. Aderibigbe was born to an eighteen-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. The recipient of fellowships and honours from Oristaglio Family Foundation, Entrekin Foundation, Dickinson House, Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and Boston University where he is currently an MFA candidate in creative writing. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his poems appear in numerous journals including Alaska Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, RATTLE among others. His first manuscript is a 2015 and 2016 finalist for The Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. He lives in Boston where he loves it when the sun is out.

Prize anthology mentions

Pushcart (Poetry) 2017*

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