Tutor Academy is a Poetry School initiative to allow poets to develop their teaching skills in a live class setting. Click the link on the right for details of the current poets involved.
was an Eric Gregory Award winner in 2008. Her pamphlet collection, Stingray Fevers, is available from Tall-Lighthouse and she has a selection of poems in the forthcoming Bloodaxe anthology Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century, edited by James Byrne and Clare Pollard.
Her work has been widely published in magazines including Poetry Review, Ambit, Poetry London and The Manhattan Review. She has an MA in English Literature from Leeds University and an MA in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths College.
She lives in London, where she was born.
was born in Zambia in 1987 and came to the UK in 1993. He studied English Literature at The University of Sheffield where he completed an undergraduate dissertation on the work of Saul Williams and co-founded a poetry and music event series called Word Life.
His poems are published in City Lighthouse (Tall-Lighthouse, 2009), The Shuffle Anthology (Shuffle Press, 2009), Verbalized (British Council, 2010), Paradise By Night (Booth-Clibborn Editions 2010), Clinic II (Egg Box Publishing, 2011), The Best British Poetry 2011 (Salt Publishing, 2011) and The Salt Book of Younger Poets (Salt Publishing, 2011).
Chingonyi has performed his work across the UK at such venues and events as London Literature Festival, The Big Chill, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The University of Bradford and Buckingham Palace and internationally at State Theatre of South Africa (Pretoria), New Space Theatre (Cape Town) and Museum Africa (Johannesburg).
As a creative writing tutor he has devised and delivered workshops for The National Theatre, London School of Economics, Royal Shakespeare Company, YMCA, Poetry Society and Apples and Snakes as well countless schools, youth centres and writer’s groups across the UK. As well as verse, Kayo leads workshops in collaborative practice, life writing, fiction, song lyrics and performance skills.
He is an emerging writer-in-residence at Kingston University and his first pamphlet of poems, Some Bright Elegance, is available from Salt Publishing.
calls herself a Scottish Muslim Calvinist, brought up in a Lahori household in Glasgow, working in Bombay. She is a poet, artist and documentary
film-maker and all her books, Purdah, Postcards from god, I speak for the devil and The terrorist at my table, include her own drawings. She now lives between India, London and Wales.
writes ... 'I have self-published some poetry books- 'softly softly catchy monkey' and 'Sleeveless errand'. My new book is 'tunth-sk' for Flipped Eye publishing, poems past and present.'
lives in London, has had work in The Rialto, Horizon Review, Anon, Fuselit, Rising and Southbank Poetry and was included in The Rialto's Young Poets feature, S/S/Y/K/4 and in the anthology Best British Poetry 2011 (Salt). Her pamphlet The Jam Trap has just been published. She works on the Poetry Library's poetry magazine archive.