From the author of Ijele, poet Uche Nduka sent us three poems that grabbed us by the senses, “4 In the Morning,” “Forever Kookiness” and “Somewhere Behind the Napes”
Uche Nduka— poet, essayist, lyricist, activist, dancer—was born and brought up in Nigeria. His books include Flower Child, Second Act, The Bremen Poems, Chiaroscuro (which won the poetry prize of the Association of Nigerian Authors for 1997), If Only The Night, Heart’s Field, Eel on Reef, Tracers, Belltime Letters and Ijele. Some of his writings have been translated into German, Dutch, French, Serbo-Croatian. Nduka presently lives and studies and works in New York City.