About D.M.

Awarded Poet


D.M. Aderibigbe is from Lagos, Nigeria. His debut book of poems How the End First Showed (University of Wisconsin Press, 2018) won the Brittingham Prize in Poetry, selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and a Florida Book Award, and was the finalist for Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poets. He’s the recipient of a 2022-2023 Artist Fellowship Grant from the Mississippi Arts Commision. He’s also received fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference (Walter E. Dakin Fellowship), The James Merrill House, OMI/Ledig House, Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, Ucross Foundation, Jentel Foundation, The Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and Boston University where he earned his MFA in creative writing. His poems appear in The Nation, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Callaloo, jubilat, New American Writing, among others. After earning a B.A. in history from the University of Lagos in 2014, D.M. came to the United States for graduate studies a year later. He received his MFA in creative writing from Boston University and his Ph.D. in creative writing from Florida State University. He’s currently an assistant professor of creative writing in the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi.


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