Nick Makoha is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow and a Fellow of The Complete Works in the UK. He won the 2015 Brunel African Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for 2017. In the same year he was also shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize. He also won the Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize 2016 for his manuscript Resurrection Man. He represented Uganda in the Poetry Parnassus as part of the Cultural Olympiad in 2012. His poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, Rialto, The Triquarterly Review, Boston Review, Callaloo, and Wasafiri.
Alongside Lizzy Attree, Nick is on the Thinking Outside the Penalty Box team, which partnered with The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network on a challenge celebrating extraordinary lives of African footballers in 2018. His commissioned poem, three other commissioned poems, the winners of the challenge and poems created in a workshop with Kayo Chingonyi at The Poetry Society appear in an anthology available to read on The Poetry Society’s website.