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Nick Makoha

Nick Makoha



Nick Makoha  is a London-based Ugandan poet and playwright and founder of Obsidian. Winner of the Ivan Juritz Prize 2021, his debut Kingdom of Gravity was shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize and nominated by The Guardian as one of the best books of 2017. A Cave Canem Graduate Fellow and Complete Works Alumni, he won the 2015 Brunel Prize and 2016 Derricotte & Eady Prize for his pamphlet, Resurrection Man. He was the 2019 Writer-in-Residence for The Wordsworth Trust and Wasafiri. His play, The Dark, was directed by JMK award-winner Roy Alexander and shortlisted for the 2019 Alfred Fagon Award. His poems have appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Review, Rialto, Poetry London, Triquarterly Review, Boston Review, Callaloo, and Wasafiri.

Years Attended

2019 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2022 Bocas UK Tour
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