About the Author



Ayokunle Falomo is: a Nigerian. a poet - who uses his pen as a shovel to unearth those things that make us human. a lover: of almonds. the color blue. hymns. grapes. conversations. and turkey bacon. a TEDx speaker. an author (of the collection of poems - "thread, this wordweaver must!" - which serves as a reminder that your stories matter, and is also an invitation for you to share them.) & of "kin.DREAD" - an upcoming collection of poems and thoughts that seeks to explore the relationship between our fears and those closest to us.) a dreamer. an American. He enjoys walking. & talking to himself (sometimes in third person actually)…a lot.

You can find more information about him at www.about.me/AFalomo.



(to & about me)

You have a fine, strong, eloquent & unique voice, Ayokunle; keep writing, keep standing up proud & lifting your voice, sharing those words out loud…Keep using your voice - speaking up & out - the world needs to hear your story!
— Denise Lanier
I attended the TEDx conference in Houston this past Saturday. I was so moved by your poem…You have an amazing talent for writing and also an amazing ability to deliver poetry. Please don’t stop. The world needs more people like you.
— Margaret Garcia
We really enjoyed your performance. It was very moving and impactful — my favorite moment was when you wove the wordplay of soil and soul into the origins and birthplace of humanity…Keep making the world a better — and more poetic — place!
— Grace Rodriguez
This guy here is amazing! He is timeless and classic. His energy continuous. Moving between lifetimes like gentle breezes between leaves. Brief but long enough to create experiences that can’t be duplicated...His presence is still, peaceful and captivating. Draws you in to connect with pulse of existence and rediscover life in moments. This kid is uberDOPE!
— J Albert Nicklos
Overwhelmed by the acid shit rain coming down daily? Ayo will make you believe in people. Think that words are just words and basically useless because everything is fucked? Ayo will prove you wrong. It is essential...that we are fueling ourselves with good food to keep our strength up. Ayokunle Falomo will feed your heart in ways you’ve never been fed before.
— Alicia Jane Roxy Allen