Matt Simpson Memorial Poetry Reading 2022 with The Windows Project and Kayo Chingonyi

Tues 24th May, 5pm
Liverpool Hope University
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Matt Simpson Memorial Poetry Reading 2022

Join us for an evening of poetry by Kayo Chingonyi in memory of Matt Simpson.

Matt Simpson (1936-2009) always kept his home city of Liverpool at the heart of his poetry from his first collection Making Arrangements (1982) through to In Deep (2006). Simpson’s memory is honoured by a poetry reading from Kayo Chingonyi.

Kayo Chingonyi was born in Zambia in 1987 and moved to the UK at the age of six. He is the author of two pamphlets, and a fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and equality in British Poetry.

In 2012, he was awarded a Geoffrey Dearmer Prize, and was Associate Poet at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2015. His first full length collection, Kumukanda, won the Dylan Thomas Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award. Kayo was a Burgess Fellow at the Centre for New Writing, University of Manchester before joining Durham University as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing. He is a writer and presented for the music and culture podcast Decode on Spotify, poetry editor at Bloomsbury, and his most recent collection A Blood Condition was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection, the T.S Eliot Prize, and the Costa Poetry Award.

Presented by The Windows Project in partnership with Writing on the Wall

Date: Tuesday 24th May

Time: 5pm

Location: Eden 130 Lecture Theatre, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park Campus, Childwall, L16 9JD

Free Bookings: R.S.V.P to windowsproject@btinternet.com

All venues will be fully wheelchair accessible. Please contact info@writingonthewall.org.uk to request a BSL interpreter at any of our events.

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