A collection of thematically linked poems in seven sections, Chrysanthemums for Wide-eyed Ghosts explores the intersections of death, love, music, wine, and the otherworldly. In the pursuit of answers to gradations of relationships and absences, questions give rise to more questions delivered with captivating imagery, rhythmic variations, and humor.
About the Author
Born and raised in Nigeria, Echezonachukwu Nduka is a writer and classical pianist who earned degrees in Music from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Kingston University London, UK. His work has appeared in Transition, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, River River, Bombay Review, Brittle Paper, Expound, Saraba, Jalada Africa, Afridiaspora, Bakwa Magazine, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, African Writer, Ake Review, A Thousand Voices Rising: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry, among others. In 2016, he was awarded the Korea-Nigeria Poetry Prize. He lives in New Jersey. Chrysanthemums for Wide-eyed Ghosts is his debut collection.