Interview with Laura M Kaminski

Interview with Laura M Kaminski

Laura is to the world – gold yet undiscovered.



Laura M Kaminski (Halima Ayuba) grew up in Bambur, Jos, and Yola, Nigeria (mostly in Jos). She is an Associate Editor at the online journal Right Hand Pointing, and the author of two previous poetry collections (Considering Luminescence and last penny the sun), as well as three chapbooks (Returning to Awe, And Yes, I Dance and Answering the Cuttlefish).

Dance Here is her third poetry collection, and the first one published in Nigeria. It includes and a section of elegies / grief songs for victims of violence, particularly in Jos, Maiduguri, Baga, and Chibok. All royalties from the first edition are staying in Nigeria in support of projects for children: feeding, literacy, acts of kindness to orphans in IDP camps and elsewhere.

Wale: Can you tell me a little about yourself?

Laura: I think if I were able to speak about myself comfortably and coherently, I probably wouldn’t…

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Through the teary eye a missing dove


I have learnt the harsh way to

Miss home since I fell

From the nest of my lover

My lover pushed me down

When he

found another

But I think I like what I see

A new lover named freedom


A blue skyline above


blue sea below my feet

And I know the taste of life is

Salt and sugar on my tongue

Salt and sugar I am yet to taste













Forgotten| for Syria

New acceptance for my poetry reads:

Dear Ehizogie,

Thank you for submitting your thoughtful poem, I’ve published it on the site and created a page
under “Poet Bios” with your biographical information.

Guy Farmer
Social Justice Poetry

Forgotten– for Syria | A
Social Justice Poem by

Ehizogie Iyeomoan | Social
Justice Poetry

Thanks Guy. I am so so tipsy now. Smiles.

Ehizogie Iyeomoan


News reaching me via mail reads: your poem ‘metamorphosis’ has been accepted for publication in the next issue of Provocanyon Review. Congrats.

In another related news, Inspired by Gandhi has also accepted to publish my poem, ‘two mid fingers in the air’.

This month is blessed!