: Chingonyi (K.)

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61pp., paperback, London, 2021


"A Blood Condition is one of the most arresting and beautiful set of poems of this or any year" Guardian, Books of the Year 2021

"The musicality and the hard reason is just so fresh, you feel altered by it" Andrew O'Hagan, author of Personality and The Illuminations: A novel

Kayo Chingonyi was born in Zambia in 1987, and moved to the UK at the age of six. In 2012, he was awarded a Geoffrey Dearmer Prize. His first full-length collection, Kumukanda, won the 2018 Dylan Thomas Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Prize, the Seamus Heaney Centre First Poetry Collection Prize, the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, the Roehampton Poetry Prize and the Jhalak Prize. He is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Durham University.