It is National Poetry Month in the US and to mark it, Schiavo Library —a library bequest to the South Jersey seashore community from Dr. Rita C. Schiavo, a respected educator, has scheduled to host Nigerian poet and pianist, Echezonachukwu Nduka in a virtual book reading and chat event.

Echezonachukwu Nduka will be reading from and discussing his poetry collections, Chrysanthemums for Wide-eyed Ghosts (Griots Lounge, 2018) and Waterman (Griots Lounge, 2021) as well as read excerpts from his work in progress.

The virtual event will be hosted by Melissa Warren of Schiavo Library on Zoom on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Time: 5PM (EST).

Zoom meeting details:

Meeting ID: 785 5974 2481

Passcode: 43RiK1

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, UK.
In 2016, Echezonachukwu 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, A Thousand Voices Rising: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry, among others. 
He can be found online at

Announcer: Uchenna Emelife