Dami Ajayi is a writer, critic and medical doctor based in Lagos. His acclaimed volume of poems, Clinical Blues, was shortlisted for Melita Hume Prize and 2015 ANA Poetry Prize. His electronic chapbook, Daybreak and other poems, published in 2013 garnered a cult following online.
On the strength of both collections, he has been described as “one of the new voices in African poetry”. His fiction has appeared online as well as in print in several anthologies including Jalada, Brittlepaper, Kalahari Review, Gambit: Newer African Writing and Songhai 12: New Nigerian Voices. His music reviews, book reviews and other writings have appeared in the Guardian UK, Chimurenga Chronic, Wawa Review of Books, OlisaTV, Bakwa Magazine and elsewhere. He also sits on the board of Saraba Literary Magazine, an online journal he co-founded as an undergraduate in Ile-Ife.