Created by Kayo Chingonyi in collaboration with sound designer Axel Kacoutié.

Kayo Chingonyi's latest book, Kumukanda (Chatto & Windus, 2017) was a Guardian and Telegraph book of the year and won the Dylan Thomas Prize  and a Somerset Maugham Award. Kayo was a Burgess Fellow at the Centre for New Writing, University of Manchester, and an Associate Poet at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. He has performed his work at festivals and events around the world, is Poetry Editor for The White Review, and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Durham University.

Axel Kacoutié is a multi-award-winning audio artist and poet who's been working with sound, music and words to challenge the familiar and revive the magic in the mundane. His work has featured on the BBC, Channel 4, NOWNESS and the Barbican. He is also the Sound Designer and theme composer for the Guardian's daily news podcast, Today in Focus.

Commissioned by Poet in the City and British Library for Collections in Verse 2021 ©