Kayo Chingonyi is a fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and quality in British Poetry. His first full-length collection, Kumukanda (Chatto & Windus, 2017) was a Guardian and Telegraph book of the year and won the 2018 Dylan Thomas Prize. He was shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize, The Costa Poetry Prize, and The Ted Hughes Award. He is currently shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre First Collection Poetry Prize. Kayo is a Poetry Editor for The White Review.