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John Agard is a Queen’s Gold Medal winning poet who has written widely for both adults and children. He was born in Guyana and moved to England in 1977, becoming a touring lecturer for the Commonwealth Institute. He was appointed Writer in Residence at the South Bank Centre and thereafter Poet in Residence at the BBC and at the National Maritime Museum. His published poetry includes Man to Pan (1982), Weblines (2000) and his new collection Playing the Ghost of Maimonides (Bloodaxe Books, 2016). As a children’s writer Agard has received critical acclaim, writing many works including The Young Inferno (Frances Lincoln, 2009), winner of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2009 and Book (Walker, 2014) which was longlisted for 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal. 2017 brings John’s delightful new picture book, Come All You Little Persons (Faber & Faber) and his playful children’s collection The Rainmaker Danced (Hodder).
John's plenary will take place on Friday 13th April
Mugging de Queen’s English
John Agard will be reading a wide selection of poems for children and adults. Poems directly or indirectly related to language and referencing hidden histories in his own inimitable manner!
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