Iheoma Nwachukwu

Assistant Professor, Creative Writing

Dr. Nwachukwu is Assistant Professor of English at Eastern University. He’s a poet, fiction writer, and essayist. He works at the intersection between contemporary literary fiction and speculative fiction.

He’s worked as a salesman, advert executive, kindergarten teacher, and chess pro.

  • Ph.D. English, Florida State University
  • MFA, University of Texas at Austin
  • BS, Biochemistry, University of Calabar (Nigeria)
Classes Taught
  • ENGL 102, College Writing
  • ENGL 344, Advanced Writing: Short Fiction



Fiction, poetry, cosmopolitanism, fiction in the context of aesthetics and culture, literary criticism, afrobeat/s, rap, chess.

Selected Publications
  • “Spain’s Last Colonial Outposts,” Ploughshares, Summer 2022
  • “Cyborg’s Brother,” AGNI, Spring 2022
  • “Pandemic Surrealism,” AGNI, 2022
  • “Urban Gorilla,” The Southern Review, Spring 2017
  • “Train Juju,” The Iowa Review, Spring 2017