A.R.T.: Barber Shop Chronicles. Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a cross-art-form practitioner, a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer, and founder of The Midnight Run—an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience. He is a Complete Works poet alumnus and a designer at White Space Creative Agency. Across his work, Identity, Displacement, and Destiny are reoccurring themes in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional African storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images. His poetry is published by Flipped Eye, Akashic, Nine Arches, and several plays by Oberon.