For Boys Like Us

For Boys Like Us I was in Ulasi Road Primary School with Naeto Uche Njie for a video shoot of his spoken word piece. We had just finished the first and second scenes and sat on the school football field to review the video when I suggested a third scene.  Uche desired to feature a […]

To The Boy Child | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 315: TO THE BOY CHILDdear boy,tattooed over the heart of every girlare words that read thus:“handle with care”don’t bore holes into her skinwith your penile eyes:she’s more to admire than trips to cloud ninedon’t flip your tongue to coin sweet wordsjust to get her laid and run away:she’s more to you than a pleasure […]

Be Formless | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 314: BE FORMLESS his emotions are scattered stars,  dangling from cloudless skies,forming their own constellation, light years away from the normsthat feed the stereotypes,threatening to engulf him,in the arms of presumed masculinity, he, like the rest, whose lips,have been sealed,from uttering words emotion laden,lest ‘weakness’ becloud his manliness this, my boy, is how for […]