Facing You
Facing You
City Lights Spotlight Series No. 19


From acclaimed Nigeria-born, Brooklyn-based poet Uche Nduka, a book of love poems written with compact elegance and vivid eroticism.

"The real in Nduka's work carries the resonance not only of his Nigerian identity and experience of political violence but also the dislocation of the émigré and the frightening power relations of intimacy as mapped onto the lyric."—Joyelle McSweeney, Boston Review

Facing You is a collection of love lyrics, as well as an exploration of what goes into making the public and private self, from acclaimed Nigerian American poet Uche Nduka. Passionate and erotic, Facing You nonetheless resists being hermetically sealed within the relationship, and is subject to the intrusions of “the dubious world”: war, exile, protest, and police violence intrude but cannot defeat Nduka’s expressions of desire, where reality and surreality are one. “These poems were written openly and freely about my vision and experience,” he writes, “crossing the wires of sex and prophecy.”

Title Facing You
Subtitle City Lights Spotlight Series No. 19
Author Uche Nduka
Publisher City Lights Publishers
BISAC Subject Heading POE000000 POETRY
Title First Published 16 June 2020
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 108 p.
ISBN-10 0872868303
ISBN-13 9780872868304
Publication Date 16 June 2020
Main content page count 108
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95
 


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