• Chingonyi, Kayo

    Kayo Chingonyi (b. 1987) came to live in the UK from Zambia in 1993. His first full collection of poems Kumukanda was published by Chatto in 2017 and won the Dylan Thomas Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award. His second A Blood Condition was published in 2021. He has been a judge in the Foyle Young Poets awards and is a Fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and quality in British Poetry.


"Candlestick’s website is enticing and you might find yourself buying pamphlets of poems about puddings and bicycles..."Erica Wagner
The Times

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