Uche Ogbuji

Uche Ogbuji (@uogbuji) was born in Calabar, Nigeria. He'd lived, among other places, in Egypt and England, but never anywhere longer than 3 years in his life until he came to Colorado. Here he was instantly smitten by the mountain landscape and cultural flavor, and he has now settled near Boulder with his wife and four children. Uche is a computer engineer and entrepreneur whose abiding passion is poetry. His poems, fusing Igbo culture, European Classicism, U.S. Mountain West setting, and Hip-Hop influences, have appeared worldwide. His short collection of poems Ndewo, Colorado was published in 2013 by Aldrich Press.

Ogbuji is editor at Kin Poetry Journal and The Nervous Breakdown. He is also founder and curator of the@ColoradoPoetry Twitter project. He is also a founding member of the Stanza Massive, a small, DIY-minded group promoting members' books of poetry, including through collaborative, multimedia experiments with their texts. Ogbuji blogs at Copia and in his spare time snowboards, coaches and plays soccer, and trains in American Kenpo.