It is National Poetry Month in the US. To mark it, Schiavo Library—bequest to the South Jersey seashore community from Dr. Rita C. Schiavo, a respected educator—will host a book reading and chat with the Nigerian poet and pianist Echezonachukwu Nduka.
Nduka will read from and discuss his poetry collections, Chrysanthemums for Wide-eyed Ghosts (2018) and Waterman (2021), both published by Griots Lounge, as well as read from his work in progress.
Date: Thursday, 29 April 2021
Time: 5 PM (EST)
Host: Melissa Warren of Schiavo Library
Meeting ID: 785 5974 2481
ABOUT ECHEZONACHUKWU NDUKA
Echezonachukwu Nduka, poet and classical pianist, is the author of Chrysanthemums for Wide-eyed Ghosts and Waterman. He holds degrees in Music from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Kingston University, London.
In 2016, Nduka was awarded the Korea-Nigeria Poetry Prize on World Poetry Day. Hailed by the Guardian Life Magazine as “Artist Extraordinaire,” his works have been published in The Indianapolis Review, Transition, River River, Bombay Review, The Village Square Journal, Bakwa Magazine, Saraba, Jalada Language Anthology, 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry Vol. II, and A Thousand Voices Rising: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry.
He can be found online at www.artnduka.com.