Abayomi Animashaun is a Nigerian émigré, who came to the United States in the mid 1990s.
After earning a bachelors degree in Mathematics with a minor in chemistry, he abandoned
the sciences to pursue poetry.
His poems have appeared in several print and online journals, including Cerise Press, African
American Review, Southern Indiana Review, Diode, and 5 A.M.
He is the winner of the Hudson Prize and a recipient of a grant from the International Center
for Writing and Translation.
His poetry collection, The Giving of Pears, is available through Black Lawrence Press.