Konya Shamsrumi? Four weeks ago, Kechi Nomu, Umar Abubakar Sidi, Funmi Gaji, Rasaq Malik Gbolahan and I quietly launched a new project, a publishing house called Konya Shamsrumi. We had formed ourselves into the KSR Collective, and you might have seen the hashtag #KSRCollectivehere and there. Konya Shamsrumi is a poetry publishing house.
Our dream is, simple, to—
1. Create great poetry content, ranging from interviews to essays to poems.
2. Publish 2 collections (Richard, Sidi) and three chapbooks (Kechi, Rasaq, Funmi).
3. Sell 2000 units of our poetry box set of all five.
We started with weekly interviews on the blog and have published interviews, called “5 Questions”, with Unoma Azuah, Peter Akinlabi, Alexis Teyie and DM Aderibigbe. Our website has had 2,580 unique visitors who have dropped by 4,953 times. We are so pleased, thank you thank you. And many thanks to Umar Saleh Gwani, who made the first pre-order.
Our unusual name is a homage to the Persian Sufi poet, Rumi, who is strongly associated with a village called Konya (in Turkey) and his friend, Shams of Tabriz, who inspired a lot of his poetry. Poetry can be so much more when we share.
So, this tag is to ask you to:
—share this post and all our content when you see the #KSRCollective tag
—bookmark www.shamsrumi.com.ng and explore it today
—like our Facebook page www.fb.com/KonyaShamsrumi
—follow us on Twitter @KonyaShamsrumi
—visit our blog www.shamsrumi.com.ng/blog regularly and enjoy the content
—pre-order our box set www.shamsrumi.com.ng/order at a discount
If you have any inquiries, you can reach out to the Editor, Kechi Nomu firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. Partnerships and collaborations are welcome.