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The Bridge Selection

Poems for the Road by Nnorom Azuonye

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The First Edition of The Bridge Selection was published in December 2005 by Poetry Monthly Press in association with Eastern Light Publishers.

 

This revised, Second Edition (with additional poems) has been published in July 2012 by SPM Publications.

About the poet

Nnorom Azuonye is a dramatist, poet, short story writer, essayist, literary editor and publisher. Founder and Administrator of the popular Sentinel Poetry Movement – publishers of Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Sentinel Nigeria and Sentinel Champions magazines, he has been at very active in the international publishing arena since 2002. Sentinel has also become a strong capital in providing a platform for many African writers within an outside the continent. Author of Letter to God & Other Poems, he has also co-edited the anthologies Blue Hyacinth and Sentinel Annual Literature Anthology. His work has also appeared in several international journals including Agenda, Orbis, DrumVoices Revue, African Writing, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Flair and Eclectica. Azuonye lives in London with his wife and children. Website: www.nnoromazuonye.com 

 

“In The Bridge Selection, Azuonye demonstrates that as a human being and as a poet he is not an emotional coward as he deals with issues of Liberty, Biafra, Love, Nigeria, Death, Exile, Faith and Hope...In most of this work, I feel a melancholy tinged with defiance. Proud of his heritage, yet not uncritical of it, the poet writes passionate dirges, elegies, love verses and lyricised protests against war and violence”
 - Uche Nduka (author of Heart's Field)

"The Bridge Selection is a rippling darkling delightful read from a big warm heart to a cold unfeeling world. I've enjoyed doing time in it."
- Austyn Njoku (author of Scents of Dawn)

"Nnorom Azuonye looks at the human condition through the prism of Africa, thus using at the same time the eyes of an insider and an outsider...Definitely a disturbing, unforgettable, thought-provoking read."
- John Francis Haines (author of Other Places, Other Times) New Hope International review.

"The Bridge Selection, is characterized by a passionate intensity which imbues his lines with lyrical tenderness and defiant hope...The poems plumb the depths of varied human emotions traversing different emotional trajectories and planes...Whether writing about war; the American carnage in Iraq, the collateral damage from the war...or about abortion...despair never manages to eclipse hope..."
- Toni Kan (author of When A Dream Lingers Too Long)

"The Bridge Selection demonstrates the tensions informing aesthetic choices in the diasporic writing of a generation of Nigerian literature."
- Afam Akeh (author of Stolen Moments & Founding Editor, African Writing)
 

 

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