Poetry @ Platforma 6 in Yorkshire
Poetry workshops and performance as part of a special project for Platforma 6 led by Kayo Chingonyi.
Commissioned by Counterpoints Arts for the sixth biennial Platforma Festivial, poets will work with participants across Yorkshire to create new work for local performances.
The project is being led by poet Kayo Chingonyi (insta @kayochingonyi), whose first collection Kumukanda won the Costa Prize and whose new collection, A Blood Condition, is shortlisted for the Forward Prize. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Studies at Durham University.
The workshops and performances will take place in the following locations:
A one-off workshop will take place in Bradford led by Anan Tello, in partnership with Artworks Creative Communities.
Kayo Chingonyi picture (c) Smart Banda
This commission is part of the Across Borders programme from Counterpoints Arts, supported by Comic Relief.