“Samuel leads in contemporary Nigerian poetry with a burst of songs that are not only genuine and ignited but also illuminate tenderly the many intricate layers of being human. His is an imagination attuned with nature, bearing for us a robust room to reconsider different elements of human emotions he digs through the richness of life’s ordinariness.”
Poetry. African & African American Studies.
Samuel Ugbechie has works published or forthcoming in Ruminate Magazine, Slippery Elm, Palette Poetry, Nottingham Review, and elsewhere. He's the winner of the 2020 Aurora Poetry Winter Contest, the 2016 Frederick Holland Poetry Collection. His works have been recognized in awards like the Fiddlehead Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize, Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize, Into the Void Poetry Prize, and others. He tweets @sugbechie.