The Rhythm Writer poetry book captures the essence of growing up British in the 70s. Onayemi’s poems use the rhythms, patterns, and cadence of her parents, reflecting her status as a UK born West Indian.
The Rhythm Writer
Her poetry is lyrical, romantic, funny, strong, and repetitive. The Rhythm Writer is the go to performance poetry book for live poetry lovers and fans of the Rhythm Writer’s group she set-up in 1980s.
Toni Morrison’s ‘Jazz’ Tour
The highlight of the 1990s for Onayemi was supporting Pulitzer award winning writer Toni Morrison on her tour entitled ‘Jazz’. Onayemi performed the poem ‘Before Mirrors’ at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London.