Abayomi Animashaun -- Author Chat at Caramel Crisp Bookstore


As part of our Local Author series, and in celebration of Black History Month, we are proud to welcome Dr. Abayomi Animashaun to the Caramel Crisp Bookstore.

Dr. Abayomi is a professor in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and is an editor at the Comstock Review. He immigrated from Nigeria and his work is inspired by the experiences of immigrants and refugees. He writes beautifully and passionately about their lives.

Dr. Abayomi has an MFA from the University of Nevada and a PhD from the University of Kansas. He is the author of three poetry collections: Seahorses, Sailing for Ithaca, and The Giving of Pears, which won the 2008 Hudson Prize. He is also the editor of three anthologies: Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New and Beginner Poets, Others Will Enter the Gates: Immigrant Poets on Poetry, Influences and Writing in America, and Walking the Tightrope; Poetry and Prose by LGBTQ Writers from Africa.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and talk with Dr. Animashaun at the Caramel Crisp Bookstore. The Store is located in Caramel Crisp Corner, 200 City Center, Oshkosh. Call 920 231 4540 for more information.