Resurrection Man by Nick Makoha is the winner of the second annual Toi Derricotte + Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize.
Created through a partnership between Cave Canem, The Writer's Room at The Betsy Hotel, and O, Miami Poetry Festival, the prize honors one chapbook manuscript a year by a black poet, regardless of the poet's publication history or career status.
The 2016 prize was selected by National Book Award-winner Robin Coste Lewis.
Nick Makoha is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow who represented Uganda at Poetry Parnassus as part of the Cultural Olympiad held in London. A former Writer in Residence for Newham Libraries, his 1-man-Show My Father & Other Superheroes is currently on tour. His work is featured in the anthology Seven New Generation African Poets (Slapering Hol Press). Nick recently won the Brunel International African Poetry Prize and has poems that appear in the The Poetry Review, Rialto, TriQuarterly, Boston Review, Callaloo, and Wasafiri.
Publication of this chapbook was made possible through support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, the State of Florida: Culture Builds Florida, and Schmidt Family Foundation.