Akwaeke Emezi has a new poetry collection forthcoming from American independent publisher Copper Canyon Press.

Emezi announced on Twitter:

The collection, currently titled Content Warning: Everything, is Emezi’s debut work of poetry. Emezi has previously published the novels Freshwater (2018), Pet (2019) and The Death of Vivek Oji (2020).

The news of the forthcoming publication might come as a surprise to some who are strictly regard Emezi as a prose writer. But according to Emezi, they started out writing poetry before venturing into fiction and studied poetry at Cave Canem, an American artistic organization for black poets, in 2012.

Emezi has received several honors, including the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, a Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship, the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35” and a Nommo Award.

Brittle Paper congratulates Akwaeke Emezi.