Kechi Nomu


Kechi Nomu is a Nigerian writer and poet. Her writing has appeared in Boston Review, Electric Literature, Poetry Society of America, Ploughshares (blog), Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. Her essay was named a notable piece in Best American Essays 2020 and in 2019 she was named a semifinalist for the Aura Estrada Short Story Prize. Her poems have been featured in the Kunstenfestivaldesarts’ The Diasporic Schools project. She is currently a recipient of the Stein/Brodey Fellowship at NYU where she is completing an MFA in poetry.


  • “A Dispensable Woman”, Boston Review (Arts in the time of Quarantine Special Feature)
  • “Unearthings: Notes From A Séance”, Cosmonauts Avenue
  • “Death Decreed on Zoom”, Rest of World, 2020
  • “The end of love is a thing of ugly brilliance”, Ploughshares (online)
  • Brittle Paper: Making an Archive of Private Memory: Interview with Kechi Nomu, 2019
  • Acts of Crucifixion, African Poetry Book Fund & Akashic Books, 2018.