Efe Paul Azino is one of Nigeria’s best-known performance artists and poets. He is the founder and director of the Lagos International Poetry Festival, and director of poetry at the annual Lagos Book and Art Festival.

Efe is the producer of the spoken word poetry theater production Finding Home and has appeared at the Berlin Poetry Festival, Johannesburg Arts Alive Festival, Spier International Poetry Festival Cape Town, and the Ake Book and Arts Festival amongst others.

His poems have been translated into Afrikaans, French and German. He is an Osiwa Poetry Residency Fellow and For Broken Men Who Cross Often, published by Farafina Books, is his first collection. His new collection, The Tragedy of Falling with Laughter Stuck in Your Throat, is due out in September 2017.