Biography Of Kufre Udeme

He was born in 1989, in South Southern Nigeria. In 2008, he became the youngest Columnist in Community Pulse – one of the leading newspapers in Akwa Ibom State, then a Contributing Poet at Ovi, a daily online magazine, The Camel Saloon, A Little Poetry, Hope CRC, Drunk Monkeys, The Weekenders Magazine, Poetry Bulawayo, and Mad Swirl – where the maddest of the mad ones are.

Kufre Udeme is a strong-willed writer with an artistic commitment to confront and defeat the blind (founded on ignorance or prejudice) criticisms of Africa and Christianity. He is also the Publisher and Chief Editor of Awhile: an international journal for Christian arts and literature that proclaims the return of Jesus Christ.

Since 2007, Kufre Udeme’s writings have been published extensively in many countries. He has presented his Christian poems in various Christian gatherings and has published some on his Church bulletin. All States, The Evangelist, and Update newspapers were the first rung of his publishing ladder. Fullosia Press, in New York, published his poem in its 2011 Independence Day Issue entitled, “The Obama Nation“ paving the way for his being featured in various online publications such as: This Great Society (issue 28), Apollo’s Lyre, Queen Vic Knives, Getting Along With Grief, Nefarious Ballerina (5.2), You Stumble into a Room full of Poets (issue 3), Bewildering Stories (issue 487), The Second Hump (volume III), Poets West, and Poets Haven (7).

His poems were posted at the Poetry in Motion public art event, in Western New York, for the April 2012 National Poetry Month. In the same year, his poem, “The Rain Has Come“ was nominated for Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net.

Kufre Udeme has been published in various print journals, local and international, such as, The Other Herald (issue 52), Exercise Bowler (issue 7), Boyne Berries (10), The Moth (Ireland), Decanto (issue 58), Penny Ante Feud (7), Essence (issue 5), The Delinquent (issue 18), Inclement Poetry Magazine, The London Miscellany, Reflections Magazine, Ann Arbor Review, The Enchanting Verses Literary Review (Issue XVI), Rattle Journal (issue iii), Black Magnolias Literary Journal (spring 6.1), and The Muse: an International Journal of Poetry, in India.

Udeme has served as the pioneer secretary of the editorial board of Inspire, an IYX publication. He holds a certificate on Effective Writing and Book Publishing Skills – awarded by Quest Publishing House, Lagos, in conjunction with the Centre for Publishing & Communication Research, and Harvest Time International Institute.

He has just completed his first poetry manuscript, and is soon finishing work on the first book of his adventure/fantasy series. Kufre Udeme is studying Philosophy in the University of Uyo; and enjoy hearing from readers via his blog.