77 – Kayo Chingonyi and Miriam Nash

Voices of the Isle of Erraid echo through Miriam Nash’s first collection, All the Prayers in the House. The poems take the form of songs, letters, fragments, formal verse – many kinds of prayer perhaps, for many kinds of storm.

The poems of Kayo Chingonyi’s Kumukanda range between worlds, ancestral and contemporary; between the living and the dead; between the gulf of who he is and how he is perceived.

‘A brilliant debut – a tender, nostalgic and, at times, darkly hilarious exploration of black boyhood, masculinity and grief.’ (Warsan Shire)