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KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON, author of two collections of poems ‘WHAT CAN WORDS DO?’ and ‘I SAID THESE WORDS’ is a Nigerian writer, public speaker, photographer, and media professional with experience in journalism, PR, publishing, multi-platform media management. He is CEO of WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM LTD (www.wrr.ng), a publishing and social reorientation poetry organization which owns WRRPOETRY, Nigeria’s largest poetry sharing platform; WRR COLLEGE OF POETRY, Nigeria’s only online poetry college, and AUTHORPEDIA, Nigeria’s only free author resource website. Through WRR, Kukogho is actively involved in promoting Nigerian writing and supporting Nigerian writers. Kukogho runs several, self-funded literary projects – the ‘WRR #YouthNGAGE’ project, ‘BRIGITTE POIRSON POETRY CONTEST’, the ‘GREEN AUTHOR PRIZE’ and the ALBERT JUNGERS POETRY PRIZE (AJPP) – to support young Nigerian writers. He also organizes the ERIATA ORIBHABOR POETRY PRIZE. He believes in using literature for social advocacy and youth development and is widely recognized for his contributions to Nigerian poetry. His awards include the Orange Crush First Prize for Poetry, awarded in 2012, and Poetry Writer of the Year, awarded by the Nigerian Writers Awards in 2016. He is presently a Communications Manager at a Federal Government Agency in Abuja.