Gloria Kiconco

Gloria Kiconco is a poet, essayist, and zine-maker based in Kampala, Uganda. Her poetry was published on various online platforms and featured in the anthologies 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry; Dear Nev: An Anthology of East African Writers; and Wondering and Wandering of Hearts.

She was a correspondent for Commonwealth Writers (2015/16) and a contributor for People Stories Project, and Start Journal. Her personal essays have appeared on various online platforms including Adda.

Gloria created SOLD OUT, her first collection of poetry zines in 2016. In 2018, she premiered RETURN TO SENDER, a solo poetry performance and zine made in collaboration with illustrator Liz Kobusinge. In 2019, she was a Writer-in-Residency hosted by the Goethe Institut in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In February 2020, through the KLA ART LABS, she completed a residency with Crater Invertido in Mexico City, Mexico where she released her latest publication, You Are Lost, You Are Here X.

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