Author Archives: Omoizele Oz Okoawo

About Omoizele Oz Okoawo

An integral member of the New England slam scene, Oz was the co-founder and one-time coach for the Boston Poetry Slam’s cross-town rivals/sister slam at the Lizard Lounge. He reached the Individual Finals of NPS in 2007 with the Lizard Lounge team, then competed with the Boston Poetry Slam Team at Finals in 2008; this year will mark his sixth on the team. He is most frequently found in the darkest corner of the bar.

Three Poems – Omoizele Oz Okoawo

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AN EXCERPT FROM THE FAKE LIBRARY BOOKS IN MY HEAD

"If Medusa ever asks you if you would like to know what it's like to be raped by a god? 
Say no. Put your fingers in your ears and run. It's not her face that turns men to 
stone. It's the story. You turn to stone out of shame."~From Her Mouth 

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