AN ANTHOLOGY ON PEACE
(WORLD UNION OF POETS NIGERIAN GALLERY)
COMPILED BY UGWU LEONARD ELVIS
EDITED BY AYOOLA GOODNESS
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We acknowledge the support of the following Directors and Coordinators in the WUP, Cav. Silvano Bortolazzzi (President and Founder World Union of Poets), Dr Jernail S. Aanand (President, World Union Of Poets India), Ayoola Goodness (Prefect, World Union of Poets, Africa), Philibus k. Elisha ( Secretary World Union of Poets, Africa), Michael Ace ( Vice- President, World Union of Poets, Nigeria) Philo Malize King (President World Union of Poets, Anambra , Nigeria) Ugwu Leonard Elvis President World Union of Poets Enugu, Nigeria and Squire of the World Union of Poets) and Agron Shele (CEO, Atunis Galactica).
Our sincere appreciation also goes to the poets who have contributed to the success of this anthology.
Peace for the world!
Since a million years that humanity is at war with itself, thousands of states in the course of history entered into conflict between themselves, so many of them were made and unmade over the course of time.
From the most remote times, the religious diversity, cultural and language centric politics on the planet have prevented the populations to achieve a true global peace, able to respect each difference, and there have been so many social and cultural movements to achieve this much sought-after goal.
The Mission of the World Union of Poets is to bring peace and cultural harmony throughout the world using Poetry as a universal language.
The poem that the ancient Greeks called the “Queen of all the arts” is in fact the only real planetary language, recognized as such by billions of people. Thanks to the Muse, on the wings of Poesy, The World Union of Poets is entering the boundaries of all states in a single common mission: cultural and pacifist.
Nobel Laureates for peace, Hollywood actors, presidents of the Republic, and large primary actors in theater and important writers and poets from all corners of the globe are joining in our association (U.M.P.) Guided by the common hope of being able to finally usher in the change for the betterment of this much loved but suffering planet.
In my figure of International General President and founding President of the UMP, I decided, among other world days, to dedicate the 21 June of each year to Peace in the world through “the International Day of UMP for Peace on Earth” So that we can best fulfill my mission.
We all strongly believe in this our common objective, as finally a new hope could grow between all the people: “a life expectancy, serenity and love called peace”.
CAV SILVANO BORTOLAZZI
KNIGHT OF MERIT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC (FOR POETRY) (POET AND WRITER) – PROPOSED IN THREE OCCASIONS AS A CANDIDATE IN NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE – HONORARY POET OF SESTRIERE (OLYMPIC CITY) – AUTHOR OF THE POEM (TITLE) OF THE WINNING WORK AT THE “5th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ART PORTRAIT OF THE CITY OF MOSCOW (CENTRAL PALACE OF ARTISTS OF MOSCOW)” – FOUNDER PRESIDENT AND WORLD PRESIDENT OF WORLD UNION OF POETS
Notes on Contributors
Ugwu Leonard Elvis a poet from Nsukka in Enugu State, Nigeria who has many literary awards to himself. He is currently the coordinator of Creative Writers Association of Nigeria (CWAN) Enugu State Chapter, and the Squire And President World Union of Poets (WUP) Enugu State Nigeria (Chapter).
Elisha Kichime Philibus was born in the early hours of a rainy 17th August, 1978 to Mr/Mrs Philibus Tobin of Tabulung, Kanke of Plateau state. he had his early primary education at the Command Staff School Zaria, thence he went to Government Secondary School MANGUN, Plateau State from where he proceeded to the great Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State; there he was conferred with the degree in Mass Communication (Bsc)…having had a short stint in Dramatic Art (cert) from The National Film Institute, NFI Jos Plateau state…..
Micheal Ace is an African-born poet and writer who hails from Osun State, Nigeria. He began his writing career professionally in the year 2012 with essays and articles and he is currently the Vice President of World Union Of Poets-Nigeria Chapter. He believes in a self-muse which has always been the instigator behind his consistency. He is also the founder and CEO at ACEWORLD.
Muna Chinedu is a Nigerian. He studies Literature and English at University of Nigeria Nsukka-UNN. He is twenty-two. He loves literature very much; he writes short witty stories, poems, essays, commentaries, and intend to knuckle down to writing novels some day.
Elvina Nenye is a poet and lover of arts. She was awarded the best graduating student in English language and Literature- in- English language during her secondary school days. She is currently rounding off a degree programme in the department of Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Nigeria Nsukka.
Akunnuewu Abayomi Emmanuel was born in the year 1995. A budding poet, a singer, songwriter, and a student of Politics he lives in Ogun state, Nigeria.
Mbagu Valentine is a Nigerian poet with the golden voice whose vision and dream is to dominate the world of mankind with poetry. He resides in Port Harcourt Nigeria equally a student of the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he’s currently studying Business Administration And Management.
Nnaemeka Nwangene was born in Nigeria in 1993. He is a recipient of awards for his literary ingenuity. His works are in articles, short stories and poetry.
Akinbode Oluwatobi Israel, lives in Ogun State, Nigeria. He is a growing poet, singer and a teacher of God’s word. He is a graduate of Chemistry from the University of Ilorin. He loves to write in simplicity to influence this complex world of ours.
Awolowo Tobi Samuel is a 300 level student of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, where he also resides. He is a lover of poetry.
Uche Chidozie Okorie is a poet, rapper and studio manager. He Studied English in Caritas University Enugu Nigeria he is from Abia state and lives in Akwa Ibom.
Awotide Oluwaseun Micheal was born in Ile Ife, Osun, Nigeria, lives in Kanga area. He is a poet, singer, song writer, blogger, dancer. He coordinator of AWESOMEworld Bleeding Pen.
Ikeobi Samuel Chukwubuokem lives in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He is a 300L Electrical and Electronics Engineering student of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB). Also very passionate about poetry and have written several poems and articles, some of which have earned him recognitions.
Okeke Nnamdi Nato hails from Enugu State in Nigeria. He is a final year student of Caritas University Amorji-Nike Enugu. He is the president of the writing unit Caritas University. He has many poems to himself.
James T. Abel Adesitimi is an Akure born, prolific poet whose works are aimed at bathing his country and the world at large, the watery words of transformation. He is currently a 300level student of Sociology at Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA). Akunbga Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Lilian Ohanedozi lives in Port Harcourt, Nigeria she is a graduate of English from Caritas University Enugu, Nigeria. She graduated best in her department with a First Class Honours. Her interest in literature and creative writing has given birth to several unpublished works. She is an award winning short stories writer. She is passionate about literature which she believes is a strong vehicle for social change.
Goodness Olanrewaju Ayoola hails from Osun State, Nigeria. His poems have appeared in poetry journals and anthologies. Some of his poems have garnered awards and translated into Asamese. He has an NCE in English and Yoruba Languages and a B. A (Ed) in English. He is currently an International Director of the World Union of Poets and the author of ‘Meditations’, a collection of poems.
Dr. J.S. Anand is an Indian internationally acclaimed poet, author, scholar, philosopher and spiritualist, who has to his credit more than 35 books of English poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. He is doctorate in English Literature and has been a committed educationist and a moral philosopher. Dr. Anand’s book ‘Bliss: The Ultimate Magic’ which was translated into Persian and published in Iran has found comparison with Khalil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’. His book ‘Beyond Life Beyond Death’ has also found comparison with T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Wasteland’. Dr. Anand was elevated as Ambassador to the Word Union of Poets and honoured with Cross of Peace and Cross of Literature.
Nana Arhin Tsiwah is an Afro-conscious soul, poet and folklorist edits for Lunaris Review-Nigeria and performs with the poetry movement, The Village Thinkers. He writes from his fatherland, Cape Coast, Ghana.
Rosella Lubrano lives in Italy , where she has teached for many years.She loves Poetry and Literature , she likes to write poems , novels, articles, fairy-tales for children.
She loves Neruda, Merini, the Romantic Poets, as Keats, Shelley, Byron, Marquezand Italian poets, as Leopardi, Foscolo, Ungaretti..and others…
The Poetry can save the World—she believes…!
She is Vice-President oh Congress of U. M. P.
Co-Ordinator of Italy for U.M.P.
Honorary President of Piemonte ( Italy )