You can still catch this interview on @insta.inksweatandtears โ€“ Click on the link and then select the TV icon to see editing intern Fahad Al-Amoudi chatting to writer, facilitator and Obsidian Foundation founder Nick Makoha on IGTV!

 

 

Nick Makoha is the founder of The Obsidian Foundation and winner of the 2021 Ivan Juritz prize. In 2017, Nickโ€™s debut collection, Kingdom of Gravity, was shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection and was one of the Guardianโ€™s best books of the year. Nick is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow and the Complete Works alumnus. He won the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry Prize and the 2016 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Prize for his pamphlet Resurrection Man. His poems have appeared in the Cambridge Review, the New York Times, Poetry Review, The Rialto, Poetry London, TriQuarterly Review, Boston Review, Callaloo and Wasafri. He is a Trustee for the Arvon Foundation and the Ministry of Stories, and a member of the Malikaโ€™s Poetry Kitchen collective.