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Eleanor Wachtel interviews Tolu Oloruntoba

In this in-depth interview with CBC’s Eleanor Wachtel, 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian winner Tolu Oloruntoba shares some of his earliest memories, the influential role of his mother in shaping his writing practice, the miss-shapings of trauma and healing he found in poetry, his difficult migration from Nigeria to North America, and how his poems document the strife circumstances of his journey by transforming trauma into something else.

I was a different person when finishing the book.

Tolu Oloruntoba

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