Literature: Ocean Vuong & Kayo Chingonyi
- Tue 09 May 2017
- 7:00 pm
Manchester Literature Festival and Vintage are delighted to welcome two of the most promising debut poets of a generation to the city for an extraordinary evening of poetry and reflection on desire, conflict and cultural upheaval.
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 British 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 Andrew McMillan, author of the multi-award winning debut collection Physical.
Pictures by Peter Bienkowski & Naomi Woddis