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Uche Ogbuji
Works at Zepheira
Attended Milwaukee School of Engineering
Lives in Superior, Colorado
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Brilliant news! The Beautiful Anthology on NY Times 2012 list of Best Bathroom Books. Fun imagining my #poetry essay (with footnotes and all!) as potty fodder ;)
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"NaPoWriMo Six Months Later."  Another guest blog entry by me on Potomac review.
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My interview with #Colorado poet laureate David Mason makes #Poetry Daily News.
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A Poetry Daily Prose Feature: Now All Roads Lead to France "'The Road Not Taken' is typical of Frost's skill with perspective and with mirrors: behind the neat, unfussy frontage is an experience of gr...
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I have a poem, an incantation, "At Wounded Knee" in the latest Verse Wisconsin (#110).  Audio of it here:
http://versewisconsin.org/Issue110/audio.html
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A fine, sharp poem "Freyja in Falcon-Skin," by Sandi Leibowitz, at Eternal Haunted Summer #poetry #poettalk
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"À la Recherche", a new poem of mine in OF ZOOS, a Singaporean journal.  The inspirational mélange behind this poem was a strange, strange one indeed!
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OF ZOOS is an electronic literary journal by Singaporeans for Singaporeans, and everyone else. We publish poetry and its sub-branches.
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New poem of mine "Rag Tags" in Red Fez. A quick read.  They've tagged it as free verse, but it's not.
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A.E. Stallings on the "Afro-formalism" panel at AWP. Reclaiming formal #poetry from political misrepresentation #poettalk
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New poem of mine up at The Ofi Press. "Papa Peugeot" is a poem in English, but with a fair bit of #Nigerian #Pidgin mixed in. Scroll down the page to find it.
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Just 72 hours left to support IthacaLit. Contribute to #poetry and #arts, not blowhard robocholic political campaigns! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ithacalit/ithaca-lit-the-annual-print-edition
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A couple of new poems of mine, "Pas de Deux" & "Pneumatic" in the latest issue of Angle. #poetry #poettalk
Angle should open by default (left click on link) in a new window in your web browser, in full screen mode. Pressing 'escape' twice allows you to enlarge the view. If you wish to save a local copy, ri...
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Interesting. A lady calls in from Lafayette, #Colorado gushing about BVSD and their nutritional school lunch program (about 23:50 in). Ann Cooper of #Boulder Valley is one of the program guests. The caller is a vegetarian though, and it is nice that BVSD has a veg option every day. In our family only the 4th grader regularly asks for school lunch. The other two prefer homemade sandwiches. Oddly the 4th grader is the most prodigious grower among them, and this program was about the claims that healthier school lunches are leaving kids hungry.
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In school cafeterias across the country, students are seeing big changes on their lunch trays. Responding to the growing childhood obesity epidemic, the USDA approved new rules for the federal school ...
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Igbo-American poet/writer, engineer/entrepreneur (Zepheira). Husband, father of 3 boys & a girl. Hip-hopper, snowboarder, soccer player, Gooner.
Introduction

I'm a Nigerian-American entrepreneur, software engineer and writer who lives near Boulder, Colorado with my wife, three sons and one daughter. I studied Electronic Engineering at The University of Nigeria at Nsukka, and Computer Engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. I was co-founder of Fourthought, Inc. in 1998, which I ran until 2007, when I co-founded Zepheira.

I'm also a poet (forthcoming collection: Ndewo, Colorado), and editor (Kin Poetry Journal, The Nervous Breakdown & @ColoradoPoetry).

In my spare time I train in martial arts, specializing in AKKI Kenpo, skateboard, snowboard, play and coach soccer, read and write poetry.

Bragging rights
"I have been a tree amid the wood / And many a new thing understood / That was rank folly to my head before."
Education
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
    Computer Engineering, 1992 - 1994
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka
    Electronic Engineering, 1985 - 1988
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Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
poet, writer, computer engineer, entrepreneur, husband, father
Employment
  • Zepheira
    Partner, 2007 - present
Places
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Currently
Superior, Colorado
Previously
Peoria, Illinois - Irving, Texas - Mt. Prospect, Illinois - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Cleveland, Ohio - East Brunswick, New Jersey - Port Harcourt, Nigeria - Nsukka, Nigeria - Yola, Nigeria - Okigwe, Nigeria - Owerri, Nigeria - Enugu, Nigeria - Gainesville, Florida - Birmingham, England - Cairo, Egypt -