20 – 29 May


Global Poetry Reading: Colette Bryce, Kayo Chingonyi & Selina Tusitala

Monday, 21 May
Smock Alley Theatre (Boy’s School)
€10 / €8

A journey around the world in the company of three exceptional poets.

Kayo Chingonyi’s magni cent debut Kumukanda is a powerful and darkly funny exploration of black boyhood, masculinity and grief, underpinned by a love of music and language. 

The Australian Women’s Book Review said award-winning Selina Tusitala Marsh ‘peppers her poetic narrative with the rhythms and staccato of urban hip hop beats, in tune with slick contemporary themes and voices, showing her and their disregard for the romanticisation of the past and for the politics of the present’.

Colette Bryce has published four collections. Her 2014 book The Whole & Rain-domed Universe was awarded a special Ewart-Biggs Award in memory of Seamus Heaney.

Presented in association with Creative New Zealand in partnership with Publishers Association of New Zealand.