Profile:
Kayo Chingonyi

Kayo Chingonyi is a poet. His work has been published in a range of magazines and anthologies including Poetry Review, Magma, The Salt Book of Younger Poets, Out Of Bounds, and in a debut pamphlet entitled Some Bright Elegance (Salt). In 2012 he represented Zambia at Poetry Parnassus, a festival of world poets staged by The Southbank Centre as part of the London 2012 Festival, and was recently awarded the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize.

‘His language is wonderfully searching, his imagery a series of small doors opening onto a whole house echoing with harmonic play and set with delicate rhythmic trip wires.’ – Jane Draycott