Acts of Crucifixion

Acts of Crucifixion


In Acts of Crucifixion, Nigerian poet Kechi Nomu’s poems feel simultaneously futuristic, immediate, and ancient. What is initially striking about this work is the feeling of synchronicity, of interconnectivity, that the poet skillfully constructs with her fluid handling of time and character.

Especially striking (in a moment where the semi- or fully autobiographical  is the sole concern of many poems and collections of poems) are all the people in Nomu’s poems— poems populated with lovers, fathers, mothers, boys, Eves, and ghosts—speaking and spoken about in cacophony to give this work a feeling of congregation.

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About the author.

Kechi Nomu is a poet and archivist of Nigerian origin based in New York. She is a semi finalist for the 2019 Aura Estrada Short Story Prize and finalist for the 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. Her writing was listed in The Best American Essays 2020 as a notable essay by André Aciman.

Her work has appeared in Ploughshares (online), Boston Review, Electric Literature and elsewhere. She is a co-founder of A Long House.

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