Nick Makoha reading at Soho’s new Boulevard Theatre
Posted on: 31st October 2019
Nick Makoha, Writer of Fuel’s production – The Dark, will be reading at ‘Sunday Service: Poetry’ this Sunday 3rd November at 4.30pm at London’s newest theatre – The Boulevard, Soho.
From ballads to blank verse and sonnets to slam battles, the event explores how we take Poetry from the page and bring it to life through performance and discussion.
Nick was shortlisted for the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection for his debut ‘Kingdom of Gravity’. He is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, Malika’s Kitchen Fellow and Complete Works Alumni. He won the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry prize and is the 2016 winner of the Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for his pamphlet Resurrection Man. His poems appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Review, Rialto, Poetry London, Triquarterly Review, Boston Review, Callaloo, and Wasafiri.
Born in Uganda, Nick Makoha fled the country with his mother, as a result of the political overtones that arose from the civil war during the Idi Amin dictatorship. He has lived in Kenya, Saudi Arabia and currently resides in London.
Nick will be reading with award winning poets, Richard Scott and Tessa Foley.
Book here: https://boulevardtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/sunday-service-poetry-3-november/
And if you fancy trying out the Boulevard’s brand new restaurant and bar, there’s also a £20 ticket which includes a Sunday Roast in the restaurant.