Nkosi Nkululeko

Nkosi Nkululeko is the recipient of fellowships from Poets House and Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. He is the winner of Michigan Quarterly Review’s Page Davidson Clayton Prize for Emerging Poets 2018. His poetry can be found in Callaloo, The Offing, Adroit Journal, Ploughshares, and he is anthologized in Bettering American Poetry (Bettering Books, 2019), The Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2018) and Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (TriQuarterly/Northwestern University Press, 2020). Nkosi Nkululeko lives in Harlem, New York.

“My numerous damages are nocturnal. They sleep with me, /
holding my face like a mask as I mistake poison /
throbbing in my cheek for a heart in my mouth”