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BIO

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Adedayo is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, Cave Canem Fellow, a recipient of the 2022 Robert Hayden Scholarship, Stockton University, and a recipient of the Stanley Awards for International Research (2022), University of Iowa. He obtained an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop '23 where he taught creative writing workshops at teh University and across Iowa. His manuscript, The Morning The Birds Died, was a finalist of the Sillerman Prize (2021). His chapbook, Origin of Name, was selected for New Generation African Poet—African Poetry Book Fund (2020) by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani. Vegetarian Alcoholic Press published his chapbook, The Arrival of Rain (January 2020)

His poems are featured or forthcoming in  World Literature Today, Anomaly, Frontier, Iowa Review, Boulevard, and elsewhere. Adedayo is the Editor-in-Chief at Agbowó: An African magazine of literature and art, and was the editor of New International Voices Series at Icefloe-Press.

 

Adedayo curated and edited Memento: An Anthology of Contemporary Nigerian Poetry (2020) through Animal Heart Press.  

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