Some Comforting Ghanaian Info

Of all the areas of my writing life that fell behind while I travelled, my work with One Ghana, One Voice probably suffered the most. It turns out that being away from internet access has a negative impact on one's ability to run an online magazine.

Once Marta and I began traveling in Tanzania and Malawi, posting on OGOV came to an abrupt stop, which was both sad and ironic - my reintegration into African life and writing resulting in an extended hiatus on my African poetry site. But it did lead to one of the cutest and most heart-warming comment-section exchanges I've ever read (not that there's much competition in the "cute and heart-warming comment exchanges" category):

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Philip Nsiah said...

Have you closed shop on poetry?

March 19, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Rob Taylor said...


No - we're sorry for the extended hiatus. We'll be back with more poems soon!


March 23, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Nana Agyemang Ofosu said...

Nsiah, Oneghana cannot close.

March 23, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Philip Nsiah said...

I am comforted.

March 29, 2013 at 3:52 AM

I'm very pleased to say that OGOV is back up and running. Our first posting is Prince Mensah's poem for, and reflections on, Chinua Achebe, who died late last month at the age of 82. You can read the poem here and the reflection here.

In addition to getting OGOV back on track, I've volunteered to be part of an exciting new initiative from Poetry Foundation Ghana - the inaugural Ghana Poetry Prize, a $1,000 prize sponsored by the foundation and open to anyone on earth.

I will be one of the judges for the contest, along with Adams Bodomo, Fredericka Alice Dadson, S.K. Okleme, and Martin Egblewogbe (whose short story collection, Mr. Happy and the Hammer of God & Other Stories, is fantastic). You can read all of the judge's bios, and discover just how much larger my face is than anyone else's, here.

Contest entries are due in by June 30th. So get submitting!

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