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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Ejiofor Ugwu

Ejiofor Ugwu portrait

Graduate Student




018 HB Crouse Hall


Ejiofor Ugwu is from Alor-Agu in Nsukka, Nigeria. He is an MFA student of poetry in the Creative Writing program at Syracuse University. He was among the 2017 Ten New Generation African Poets organized by African Poetry Book Fund and edited by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani, where his chapbook, The Book of God was published. His poetry and short fiction have also been published in Guernica, African American Review, Public Pool, Sentinel Nigeria, The Kalahari Review, The Poetry Society (UK), The New Black Magazine, Drumtide Magazine, Poetry Society of America, Cordite Poetry Review, Elsewhere Lit, and the University of Nigeria's journal, The Muse, for which he edited poetry for its 40th edition in 2012. He has worked as a journalist in Nigeria, reporting art and culture and human rights investigation, especially women’s rights violations. He has been interviewed for Geosi Reads, Botswana; Africa in Dialogue, Botswana; and the Amherst College’s magazine, The Common. He has also been nominated for the Best New Poets (2016) and the Best of the Net (2015). He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literary Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.