Ocean Vuong and Kayo Chingonyi at Burgess Foundation

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Image courtesy of International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF)

Ocean Vuong & Kayo Chingonyi at International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF), Manchester, 9 May 2017, from £6.00 - Book now

This evening of poetry and reflection on desire, conflict and cultural upheaval sees Manchester Literature Festival and Vintage present two of the most promising debut poets of a generation: Ocean Vuong and Kayo Chingonyi, whose debut collections have been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic.

Night Sky with Exit Wounds from young Vietnamese American poet Ocean Vuong has already won many accolades in the US and explores the most profound of subjects: love, loss and grief with visceral passion. Zambian-born UK-based poet Kayo Chingonyi’s first full-length collection, Kumukanda, features innovative and urgent lyrics on race, masculinity, identity and music. The evening will be hosted by the poet Andrew McMillan, author of the multi-award winning debut collection Physical.


Ocean Vuong & Kayo Chingonyi at International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF), Manchester

9 May 2017 7:00 pm
From £6.00

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