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54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
Kéchi Nne Nomu

Kéchi Nne Nomu

Kéchi Nne Nomu is a Nigerian writer, poet, editor and academic lecturer based in New York.
Main reading Kéchi Nne Nomu

During the main readings of festival poets, each poet will receive the undivided attention of the audience for the duration of the program. The poets have pre-picked a selection of poems, which they will read in its entirety during their main reading. After the reading, there will be time to ask the poets questions about their work that you've always wanted to know the answer to!

 

Bio Kéchi Nne Nomu

Her poetry displays an intimate perspective on big topics such as migration and displacement, violence and death. She draws connections between physicality, the body and sexuality and the effects that history has on contemporary Nigerian society. This immediate intimacy and the physicality leave her audiences with a strong and deep impression. 

Nomu holds an MFA in poetry from New York University, where she received support as a Stein/Brodey Fellow. She has taught courses in writing and poetry at Long Island University and the University of Vi...

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Main reading Kéchi Nne Nomu

During the main readings of festival poets, each poet will receive the undivided attention of the audience for the duration of the program. The poets have pre-picked a selection of poems, which they will read in its entirety during their main reading. After the reading, there will be time to ask the poets questions about their work that you've always wanted to know the answer to!

 

Bio Kéchi Nne Nomu

Her poetry displays an intimate perspective on big topics such as migration and displacement, violence and death. She draws connections between physicality, the body and sexuality and the effects that history has on contemporary Nigerian society. This immediate intimacy and the physicality leave her audiences with a strong and deep impression. 

Nomu holds an MFA in poetry from New York University, where she received support as a Stein/Brodey Fellow. She has taught courses in writing and poetry at Long Island University and the University of Virginia. Additionally, she works as an editor and writer. Her poetry has been published in The Yale Review, Narrative Magazine, Boston Review, The Adroit Journal, The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere. She has been a finalist at both Narrative Magazine’s Fourteenth Annual Poetry Contest and The Adroit Journal’s 2023 Gregory Djanikian Scholars in Poetry and semifinalist for the Aura Estrada Short Story Prize.  

 

Friday June 7th

20.15 - 20.45

LantarenVenster – Auditorium 6


Pricing

Buy a day- or passe-partout-ticket via the link above.

Language and duration

Language: English

Poets recite in their own language. You can read the translations into English and/or Dutch via projections. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Festival poets

See also

Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère