“There is a rhythmic rapidity to Uche Nduka’s SCISSORWORK, the work of relentlessly cutting at the barrage of sensory data coming at us, leaving the syntax between dense blocks of text and epigrammatic and occasionally even whimsical poems, like paper shapes falling to the ground. And yet, peeking through these poles are hints of a world on fire, of people on the run or attempting defiance, of a restless figure moving through it to salvage an image, the remembrance of a scent, the delight of a touch.”—Ammiel Alcalay
Poetry. African & African American Studies.
Uche Nduka, poet and essayist, is the author of 12 volumes of poems, of which the latest are Living in Public (Kristiania, 2018) and FACING YOU (City Lights, 2020). A NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Poetry, his writing has been translated into Italian, Finnish, Arabic, German, Turkish, and Romanian. Nduka taught African Literature for seven years at the University of Bremen. He presently lives and teaches in New York City.