Kim McClenaghan, born in East London in 1974, lived in the Transkei until the age of 14 when his family moved to Cape Town. He now lives in London. His MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town was on the 1856 cattle killings instigated by the prophetess Nongqawuse. He is a former editor of the literary magazine New Contrast.
‘Kim McClenaghan is above all a lyric poet. Which is to say he writes chiefly of what he calls “landscapes of the heart”. And in this, his first collection of poems, he makes these landscapes palpable, indelible.’ Stephen Watson