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In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents Anthony Okpunor's “Insomnia.”



Anthony Okpunor is a Nigerian poet and artist. He was a finalist for the 2020 Palette Spotlight Poetry Award, and was longlisted for Palette Poetry’s 2020 Emerging Poet Prize. He was also a finalist in the poetry category of the 2021 Chestnut Review's Stubborn Writers Contest (the only Nigerian in that list), and is a semifinalist for the 2021 Adroit Journal Contest (poetry category). His works have appeared or are forthcoming on online platforms including The McNeese Review, Rattle, Palette Poetry, Frontier Poetry, and elsewhere.
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