Kayo Chingonyi took first place in the Rise Slam 2003 Kayo and subsequently has forged a strong career which bridges both spoken word and page poetry. He has toured with SLAMbassadors as well as with the British Council, taking in South Africa.
Kayo has performed his work across the UK and internationally and delivered writing workshops for the National Theatre, London School of Economics, Royal Shakespeare Company, as well countless universities, schools, youth centres and writer’s groups.
His first pamphlet of poems, Some Bright Elegance, is available from Salt Publishing. He has been awarded the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and was shortlisted for the inaugural Brunel University African Poetry Prize.