In Conversation With Adjei Agyei-Baah

Kwabena On Assignment

ADJEI Credit: Adjei Agyei-Baah 

Adjei Agyei-Baah (AAB) is a poet and co-founder of Poetry Foundation Ghana. He speaks to me (KAY) on his art of poetry and Ghanaian poetry. This interview was conducted via Facebook Chat.

KAY:  Some time ago, you told me that you are a ”slow writer.” I presume it’s a delicate, slow, long process of trying to craft poems. How is your relationship with your poems like Ashanti, In The Event of My Demise and To The Widow?

AAB:  Yeah, you recollect it so well, my creative brother.To me, the art of poetry is like a puzzle and a word (or letter) choice determines the next. Any careless placement can put the whole piece in disarray. Hence, I have always been tactical and strategic in the knitting of my poem and this is what goes into what I term as ‘’slowness’’ which I often speak of.

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