Poetry Double Bill 2: Helen Mort & Kayo Chingonyi
Helen Mort and Kayo Chingonyi are two of the most exciting voices in British poetry today. Kayo Chingonyi’s A Blood Condition, shortlisted for the 2021 Forward Poetry Prize, reveals a story of multiple inheritances – of grief and survival, renewal and the painful process of letting go. Helen Mort’s No Map Could Show Them offers an unforgettable perspective on the heights we scale and the distances we run, the routes we follow and the paths we make for ourselves.
Helen Mort is an award-winning writer based in Sheffield. She has published two poetry collections, a novel, a book of stories, and also writes drama and creative non-fiction. She is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Kayo Chingonyi was born in Zambia in 1987, moving to the UK at the age of six. His first full-length collection, Kumukanda, won the Dylan Thomas Prize, a Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Prize. He is Poetry Editor at The White Review and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Durham University.
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