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.

  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • LOFT 58
  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
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  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
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  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Instituto Cervantes Brussels
  • Embassy of Ireland
  • Embassy of Sweden
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Lithuanian Culture Institute
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Embassy of Andorra
  • LUCA School of Arts
  • Hungarian Cultural Institute Brussels
  • Commission européenne
  • Ville de Bruxelles
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
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