Inua Ellams

Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is an award winning poet, playwright and founder of the Midnight Run. Identity, displacement and destiny are
reccurring themes in his work in which he tries mixing the old with the new, the traditional with the contemporary. He has three pamphlets of poetry
published by Flipped Eye, Akashic and several plays by Oberon. He won an Edinburgh Fringe First award for The 14th Tale, and The Live Canon
Prize for ‘Shame Is The Cape I Wear’. He has been published in Best British Poetry (Salt) 2015, The Salt Book of Younger Poets 2012, Chorus (MTV
Books), City State (Penned in the Margins) TEN: The New Wave (Bloodaxe), and in magazines such as The Poetry Review, Poetry Paper, Magma, Pen
International, Wasafiri and Oxford Poetry.