Jide Badmus is an engineer, a poet inspired by beauty and destruction; he believes that things in ruins were once beautiful.

He is the author of There is a Storm in my Head; Scripture; Paper Planes in the Rain; Paradox of Little Fires; Silk Psalms; and Anatomy of the Sun (and everything beneath); Lust Alphabets; and Obaluaye. He has a Pushcart Prize nomination.

Badmus has curated and edited several anthologies, such as Vowels Under Duress; Coffee; Today, I Choose Joy; and How to Fall in Love.

He is the founder of INKspiredNG, Poetry Editor for Con-scio Magazine, and sits on the board of advisors for Libretto Magazine.

Jide writes from Lagos, Nigeria. He tweets @bardmus