Nine East is an assured, mesmerising and fun book of poetry in which every breath of love and life is captured in organic music. Uche Nduka – poet, essayist, songwriter, collagist – is ranked among the most innovative writers of his generation. His books include Flower Child (1988), Second Act (1994), The Bremen Poems (1995/99), Chiaroscuro (1997), If Only The Night (2002), Heart’s Field (2005), eel on reef (2007), Tracers: e-book(2010), Ijele (2012). Belltime Letters (2000) is his first prose book. Some of his writings have been translated into German, Serbo-Croatian, Dutch, Romanian, Spanish, Finnish. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.