Uche Ogbuji

Uche Ogbuji, more properly Úchèńnà Ogbújí, was born in Calabar, Nigeria. He lived in Egypt, England and elsewhere before settling in the US near Boulder. An engineer by training and entrepreneur by trade, he fell in love with poetry and spoken word at university in Nsukka and now performs regularly in Colorado and beyond. His poetry chapbook, Ndewo, Colorado (Aldrich Press), is a Colorado Book Award Winner, and a Westword Award Winner (“Best Environmental Poetry”). His forthcoming book, Ńchéfù Road is winner of the Christopher Smart Prize in the UK. Work published worldwide, and featured in the Best New African Poets anthology, fuses Igbo culture, European classicism, American Mountain West setting, and Hip-Hop, often exploring afrofuturist themes. @uogbuji on twitter. His most recent multimedia project, Easy Words, offered a minority immigrant perspective on the #BlackLivesMatter protests of 2020.