Soonest Nathaniel is a poet, broadcast journalist, and spoken word artist from Nigeria. His poetry collection, Teaching Father How to Impregnate Women, was selected as a winner of the RL Poetry Award. A Rhysling and Pushcart nominee, Soonest was named a 2021 Langston Hughes Fellow at the Palm Beach Festival and Poet Laureate for the Korea Nigeria Poetry Festival. His poems have been included in Rattle, FIYAH, Pedestal Magazine, Ilanot Review, Feral Poetry, Contemporary Verse 2, Coffinbell, Idle Ink, Icefloe Press, Tulsa Review, Cider Press, Off the Coast Magazine, Northridge Review, Qmaker, The Elevation Review, Raven Chronicles, Scintilla, Silver Blade Poetry, Rockford Review, Evocations Review, Praxis Online, Loudthotz, Reverbnation, Saraba, Elsewhere, and Erbacce UK, among others. Soonest lives and works in Abuja. When he is not scribbling in his Milk House, he spends the time listening to the music of the spheres or reading the stars.