Tade Ipadeola was born in 1970. He has published two volumes of poetry – A Time of Signs (2000), and The Rain Fardel (2005). He has also published short stories and essays. In 2009, he won the Delphic Laurel in poetry with his poem ‘Songbird’ in Jeju, South Korea. He is currently working on his third volume of poetry, provisionally titled The Sahara Testaments – a sequence of 1000 quatrains on the Sahara. Tade lives in Ibadan where he practices law.