• Chingonyi, Kayo

    Kayo Chingonyi  published his first full collection of poems Kumukanda with Chatto & Windus in 2017.  This was preceded by two pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance (Salt, 2012) and The Colour of James Brown’s Scream (Akashic, 2016).  Kayo is also a DJ and producer and collaborates with musicians and composers both as a poet and a lyricist. In 2012 he won the Geoffrey Dearmer prize.

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