Ernest Ògúnyẹmí's debut chapbook!
A Pocket of Genesis concerns the dream of possibility in a time of dryness, and so tilts toward faith.
“In only 29 poems, Ogunyemi is able to first mythologise grief, but then draw the reader into his delicately constructed world of loss. To find, as he describes, the ‘hymn’ in every wound requires careful navigation of what is simultaneously personal, yet shared between us. With an agile ease, Ogunyemi masterfully accomplishes this task to an incredible degree in this chapbook. A Pocket of Genesis carries a challenging yet somber rhythm within it that seizes the reader’s attention in the truest sense. And heralds a talent that brings a different perspective on life, and living, through a kaleidoscopic study in melancholy.” — Fiyinfoluwa Oladipo, the better craftsman.
Ernest O. Ògúnyẹmí writes from Nigeria. Recent work appears/ is forthcoming in AGNI, Kenyon Review, the Hopkins Review, The Sun, Banshee, Joyland, Mooncalves: An Anthology of Weird Fiction, and elsewhere. He is a student of History and International Studies at Lagos State University.