Alongside our Ohio poets, we also have some room for international contributors. Jonathan Ukah was born in Nigeria but nationalised in Germany. A graduate of English at the University of Nigeria, he studied German Law, but lives and works in London, UK. Jonathan’s poem, ‘Something Else,’ was written at the height of the pandemic in 2020, and he vividly outlines the toll of actually dealing with the illness – the toll on our bodies, the toll on medical staff, and the toll on our sense of safety.
You can also find this as a MS Word accessible document here: Something Else by Jonathan Ukah.