Two hot new poets come to Manchester Literature Festival in May. American poet Ocean Vuong (pictured) recently released his debut collection Night Sky With Exit Wounds, which the New York Times praised his work as ‘searing’ and ’emotional’. He has won numerous prizes for his work, including a prestigious Pushcart Prize, and has been translated into Hindi, Russian, Korean and his birth language of Vietnamese. Meanwhile, Kayo Chingonyi will be celebrating his debut full-length collection Kumukanda. He has been co-editor for The Poetry Review and Magma Poetry, and represented Zambia at London’s world festival of verse Poetry Parnassus. His accolades include the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize – but come and see for yourself. The evening is hosted by the phenomenally talented poet and BBC Radio 4 Front Row contributor Andrew McMillan. A real treat for literature lovers.

Tue 9 May, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY. Tel: 0161 235 0776, 7pm, £8 / £6,

Photo: by Peter Bienkowski

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Tue 9 May
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