The Best New British And Irish Poets 2019-2020
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Our fourth annual Best New British and Irish Poets anthology strings together a diverse and multilayered group of poets from across the UK and Ireland, and offers a platform to some of the most engaging new voices writing in the English language today.
NICK MAKOHA's debut collection Kingdom of Gravity was shortlisted for the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection for he’s debut Kingdom of Gravity and nominated by The Guardian as one of the best books of 2017. He is the 2019 Writer-in-Residence for The Wordsworth Trust and Wasafiri. He is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow and Complete Works Alumni. He won the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry prize and is the 2016 winner of the Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for his pamphlet Resurrection Man. His poems appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Review, Rialto, Poetry London, Triquarterly Review, Boston Review, Callaloo, and Wasafiri. He is a Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Goldsmiths. He is a Trustee for the Arvon Foundation and The Ministry of Stories and a member of the Malika’s Poetry Kitchen collective. His play The Dark produced by Fuel theatre and directed by JMK award-winner Roy Alexander is on National Tour.