My name is Dami Ajayi. I am a medical doctor currently specializing in psychiatry. But this is just one of my interests. I am also a writer, a poet, a co-publisher of Saraba literary magazine and a music/film critic.
I have been published in several anthologies of short fiction (Gambit edited by Shaun Randol and Emmanuel Iduma & Songhai 12 edited by Molara Wood and Lindsay Barrett). My poems have been published on several platforms both online and in print, including Badilisha Poetry Xchange, Prosopisia, and World Poetry Book 2014.
I have also published an electronic chapbook called Daybreak and other poems (2013) and my first volume of poems, Clinical Blues which was shortlisted for the 2012 Melita Hume Poetry Prize was published in 2014 (WriteHouse, Ibadan). I contribute essays on music and film to numerous internet sites including olisa.tv, africanwriting.com, Newblackmagazine.com amongst many others. My essays on contemporary music were included in Onyeka Nwelue’s Hip-Hop Is Only for Children, a flagship work on contemporary Nigerian music.