TOAST Tutors

We work with some of the best poets in the U.K in delivering our projects. These poets act as educators, editors and mentors for those who take part in our workshops and are an integral part of what we do.

2017-18 Tutors

Hannah Lowe

Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2016

Hannah Lowe’s first poetry collection Chick won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection and was short-listed for the Forward, Aldeburgh and Seamus Heaney Best First Collection Prizes. In September 2014, she was named as one of 20 Next Generation poets. She has also published three chapbooks, and a memoir Long Time No See, which featured as a Radio 4 Book of the Week. Her latest poetry collection is Chan. She is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Brunel University.

Kayo Chingonyi


Kayo Chingonyi is a fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and quality in British Poetry and the author of two pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance (Salt, 2012) and The Colour of James Brown’s Scream (Akashic, 2016). Kayo has been invited to read from his work around the world and his poems have been translated into Spanish, German, and Swedish. He was awarded the 2012 Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and served as Associate Poet at the Institute of Contemporary Arts from Autumn 2015 to Spring 2016. His first full-length collection, Kumukanda, is published by Chatto & Windus.

Previous tutors include:

Mimi Khalvati | Jack Underwood | Caroline Bird | Helen Mort