by Chiwenite Onyekwelu
Poetry Runner-Up of the Inaugural Surging Tide Summer Contest
Selected by I.S. Jones
Chiwenite Onyekwelu, 22, is a poet and essayist. His poetry appears in Adroit Journal, Chestnut Review, America Magazine, Lolwe, Gutter Magazine, Rough Cut, and elsewhere. In 2022, he was a runner-up for the Foley Poetry Prize, a finalist for the Gregory Djanikian Scholars in Poetry, and was most recently shortlisted for the Spectrum Poetry Contest. He won the 2020 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize, and serves as Chief Editor at the School of Pharmacy Agulu, where he’s an undergraduate.