Wilson Ayinbangya Amooro, known internationally as Wilson the Poet, has won recognition for creating poetry that speaks deeply of the human experience. Drawing from his own experiences of life, love, faith, and loss, his work has garnered him praise from awarding bodies and the appreciation of his fans. He began writing in 2003 at the age of 14, when his first piece entitled "Mother's Love" won him the second runner up prize in a national competition organized by Nestle Ghana Limited. He continued to write poetry, and began gaining more exposure in 2013 when his work received acknowledgment by the United Nations via the International Organization for Migration (IOM). That year he was featured on Top Radio 103.1 in Accra, Ghana, and in the annual edition of Gong Gong Magazine. His poetry has been featured in the poetry anthology "Breaking Silence: Poetic Lifeline From Slavery to Love." His work can also be found in the Amazon-published anthology "Nelson Mandela Tributes," and he regularly video blogs performances of his works. Wilson is an active member of Poetry Foundation Ghana, and the Ghana-based People of Equal Thoughts and Spirit (P.O.E.T.S).
He is also a CosmiKids Ghana representative and Hunter School friend in New Hampshire, USA. As a published poet and author, Wilson is launching a permaculture poetry contest with middle and upper school students in deprived schools across Ghana. Hunter's School (P4) Pen Pal Project is a global youth collaborative celebrating children and nature. Bringing together schools and organizations from across the globe for sharing and learning. He and the Development Director of the Hunter School will be publishing a book of children’s poetry and photos of the experience.
Aside from writing poetry, Wilson is also passionate about astronomy. He founded Young Astronomers Ghana in 2010, which is still active today under Ghana Planetarium school clubs.. As a profession, he is a practicing nurse. He also has a "Naming X" merit from organization Father's Film U.K.
In 2014, he became the maiden special guest speaker and subsequently rose to be a member of Board of Directors for the Aaron Manvel Foundation for the Advancement of West African Men.
In the same year, Radio Universe 105.7 MHz the voice of University of Ghana featured him as a guest on their talk show ‘Read a Book’
Wilson's philosophy of life and work can be summed up in a simple quote:
‘’The more I love, the more I grow; the more I grow, the more I love’’---Wilson the Poet
Wilson's artful way of crafting words from the raw materials of personal experience and emotion continues to win him fans. His poetry is a testament to his life, and also serves as a touchstone for all those who read and relate to his words.
(Bio Credit: Tiffany Howard)
Discover titles by Wilson Ayinbangya Amooro:
Sweet Christmas & New Year Poems
Football Game versus Life Game
These books are available in print at most online retailers.