Uche Nduka returns with an explosive new collections of poems based on the Pacific Northwest during the covid pandemic.
Sheltering with his wife and child on Washington State's Bainbridge Island during a global pandemic, the poet as political surrealist considers themes of isolation and connection in the most personal terms using his unique brand of explosive abstraction to carve out a space to explore the meaning of home, family, and diaspora.
Poetry. Family & Relationships. African & African American Studies.
“In BAINBRIDGE ISLAND NOTEBOOK, the measure of pleasure is found in the social fact of song. Sparkling with erotic charges and moral conundrums, Uche Nduka's detonates novelty in the name of love. His short lines create the rhythmic force of news that William Carlos Williams celebrated. This is poetry new, brave, and boisterous.” —Charles Bernstein
Uche Nduka is an itinerant poet-professor and essayist presently living in New York City. He is the author of 13 volumes of poems of which the latest are Fretwire (Griots Lounge, 2022) and SCISSORWORK (ROOF BOOKS, 2022). Nduka's work has been translated into Finnish, German, Romanian, Arabic, Turkish, Italian, Dutch. His essays on music, poetry, mortality, travel, have appeared in various online and print outlets. He teaches at the New School-Eugene Lang and CUNY-Queens College.