By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu
In God of Poetry, Uzor Maxim Uzoatu succeeds in proving that no subject matter can be spared treatment in verse. From the high to the low, from the mundane to the sublime, Uzoatu teases, taunts and even dares, with the results always agreeable. Even when the meaning eludes you, the rhythm gets you.
The words stride about, paying backhanded visits to well known dictators, and paying genuine compliments to the rebels who dared them, with Wole Soyinka and Fela Anikulapo-Kuti easily identified. Though a slim volume, God of Poetry is a tour de force of Uzoatu’s poetic depth. Put simply, it is is a complete celebration of language mastery and poetic artistry.