Kayo CHINGONYI

Kayo Chingonyi is a fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and quality in British Poetry and the author of two pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance (Salt, 2012) and The Colour of James Brown’s Scream (Akashic, 2016). His first full-length collection, Kumukanda, was published in June 2017 by Chatto & Windus and went on to win the Dylan Thomas Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award. Kayo has been invited to read from his work at venues and events across the UK and internationally. He was awarded the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and has completed residencies with Kingston University, Cove Park, First Story, The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, and Royal Holloway University of London in partnership with Counterpoints Arts. He was Associate Poet at the Institute of Contemporary Arts from Autumn 2015 to Spring 2016, Anthony Burgess Fellow at Manchester University in 2018, and co-edited issue 62 of Magma Poetry and the Autumn 2016 edition of The Poetry Review. He is now poetry editor for The White Review. Kayo is also an emcee, producer, and DJ and regularly collaborates with musicians and composers both as a poet and a lyricist.

  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Commission européenne
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
  • Ville de Bruxelles
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Embassy of Ireland
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Embassy of Sweden
  • It Skriuwersboun
  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • MuntPunt
  • Instituto Cervantes Brussels
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Balassi Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium