Yomi Ṣode

Yomi Ṣode is a Nigerian British writer, performer, facilitator and Complete Works Alumni. He has read poems at Lagos International Poetry Festival, Afrika Fest with Speaking Volumes in Finland, the New York Public Library with the British Council and at Edinburgh International Book Festival. His writing has been published widely, in The Rialto magazine and the anthologies Bare Lit Anthology, 10: Poets of the New Generation, Tales of Two Londons and the forthcoming Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space. He is the co-editor, with Kate Birch, of Voices of London: Barking and Dagenham. In 2019 Yomi was awarded one of three Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships and in 2020 he delivered the second annual Verve Poetry Performance Lecture. COAT, Yomi’s first one-man show, has toured nationally and he is currently working on his first poetry collection and second show.