Rowland Timi Kpakiama’s poetry is deeply rooted in his Ijaw country-side, in Ijaw oral history and in Ijaw folklore and myth. He possesses a B. A. in History and International Studies from the University of Jos. An avid reader, he began writing poetry seriously while he was a student at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt. Many of his poems have appeared in local and national newspapers.