Kayo Chingonyi (8 New-Generation African Poets: Tatu – Coming Spring 2016) will be at the center of a special poetry reading and debate event on November 30th at the Rich Mix in London.
From the event website:
“What do people mean when they say genetic modification or cloning is wrong because it’s unnatural, or that natural food and medicine is better for you? Over the past year, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics has been exploring how different people use the words natural, unnatural and nature in debates about science, technology and medicine.
We invite you to join us for an evening of poetry and debate where language, philosophy and science will come together to shed light on the concept of naturalness.
Following his residency with the Council, dynamic poet Kayo Chingonyi – known for works full of internal rhyme and complex rhythms – will perform a new piece commissioned by the Council and Apples and Snakes, and the winner and runners up of our (un)natural poetry competition will be performing their winning poems for the first time. A panel debate with scientists, philosophers and poets will then give you an opportunity to contribute to the conversation.”
The event is free. More details and reservations can be found at the event website.