Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tracers - Uche Nduka (Wheelhouse)

as bait for transparency
break a token
break a token.
into a palimpsest isn't where we're sent.
dust comes bearing truth.

Nduka new chapbook Tracers is a carefully posed collision of extraordinarily contemporary linguistic forms with ancient myth, science, and alchemy elude both the languages of national border and lament: Tracers conjures "seizures of steam to contend with," engages the catastrophe of globalization with strange and destructive joy. This is a recuperation of that which we have yet to name.

Tracers is now available through Wheelhouse Press as a freely downloadable-ebook that also can be browsed online, direct link: Tracers

Uche Nduka was born and brought up in Nigeria. His books include Flower Child (1988), Second Act (1994), The Bremen Poems (1995), Chiaroscuro (which won the Association of Nigerian Authors Poetry Prize for 1997), If Only TheNight (2003), Heart’s Field (2005) and eel on reef (2007). Nduka has lived in Holland and Germany. He presently lives and works in New York City.

About Wheelhouse Press
Wheelhouse Press is the print devision of Wheelhouse magazine. Recent Wheelhouse publications include chapbooks by Matina Stamatakis / John Moore Williams, Lars Palm, Juliet Cook, and Thom Donovan, all available for free download: Wheelhouse chapbooks.

Uche Nduka: Tracers
poetry collection
available as free download, 63 pages

related links: the world these days, poetry, e-books

1 comment:

  1. i'm seeing the word palimpsest a lot lately, or maybe i am noticing it more because i wrote a poem (well re-wrote because i am fascinated with the word and concept) using that word, recently.