Nick Makoha

Nick Makoha is a Ugandan poet and playwright based in London. He is also the founder of Obsidian, a foundation which provides Black poets with resources and professional development. His debut Kingdom of Gravity was shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize and nominated by the Guardian as one of the best books of 2017.  He won the 2015 Brunel prize and 2016 Derricotte & Eady Prize for his pamphlet Resurrection Man. He was the 2019 writer-in-residence for The Wordsworth Trust and Wasafiri. His play The Dark was directed by JMK award-winner Roy Alexander and shortlisted for the 2019 Alfred Fagon Award. He has been involved in TV marketing campaigns for Voices Nationwide: Celebrating Fatherhood and the Gillette, Being A Man digital campaign for the Southbank Centre. His poems appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Review, Rialto, Poetry London, Triquarterly Review, Boston Review, Callaloo, and Wasafiri.