March 30, 2016
-- The online literary magazine Former People has just published three new poems by writer and artist Kobina Wright. The poems were inspired by the story of the false imprisonment Tumusiime Henry and his brother in Uganda.
Wright wrote the three poems after reading a news article titled, "The schoolboy wrongly accused of two murders
" by Vibeke Venema, which was featured in the BBC World Service Magazine in March 2016. As the title suggests the article is about a boy (Tumusiine Henry) who was kept imprisoned with his brother, wrongly accused to the murder of a man who worked on his father's farm, and of a boy in the detention center where the Henry brothers were awaiting trial.
Together with friend, Lisa Bartley Lacey, Wright created nuler poetry
: a type of poetry in which the title of the poem is so long and expressive it is practically a poem itself, followed by a short (eight words or less) and exacting poem below. In 2009, the two co-authored a volume of poetry titled, "A Crime And A Simplification Of Something Sublime." This volume also included the artwork from both Wright and Bartley Lacey.
Kobina Wright is an American writer, artist, actress and language creator. She is known primarily for her poetry and abstract art which is constantly evolving. Wright is also the creator of the Hodaoa-Anibo language which she began to develop in 2004 and self-published "The Hodaoa-Anibo Dictionary."
One of Wright's works recently sold in the Visual AIDS 18th
annual charity event, Postcards From the Edge 2016 in New York. Wright's works of art have been exhibited around the world including: New York, New York; Paramaribo, Suriname Piran, Slovenia; Wellington, New Zealand; Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
Liverdun, France; Chiang Mai, Thailand.
To view the three poems on Former People, go to: https://formerpeople.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/three-poems-11/