Sensing Different Worlds: Author Spotlight – Ayo Okikiolu

Ayo’s full name is Ayooluwanimi Okikiolu–but you can call him Ayo. Currently, he is a Nigerian-Canadian fourth-year student at the University of Alberta. When he is not involved in school-work, he is likely volunteering, writing, doing some research, eating, sleeping, talking, spending time with family, and doing other human things. He spends much of his time writing poetry or, alternatively, thinking about writing poems.


His poem “Stand with You.” can be read on our website at


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