• Makoha, Nick

    Nick Makoha published his debut collection Kingdom of Gravity in 201. It was shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection and was a Guardian’s Book of the Year. He won the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry Prize and the 2016 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Prize for his pamphlet Resurrection Man. His poems have appeared in numerous journals including the Cambridge Review, the New York Times, Poetry Review, TriQuarterly Review, Boston Review, Callaloo and Wasafiri. He is a Trustee for the Arvon Foundation and the Ministry of Stories, a member of the Malika’s Poetry Kitchen collective and founder of The Obsidian Foundation.


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