John Agard

John Agard was born in Guyana and moved to England in 1977. He writes for children and adults. John’s many awards include the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry (2012), the first CLPE Poetry Award for Under the Moon & Over the Sea (edited with Grace Nichols) in 2003 and the CLiPPA for The Young Inferno (also illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura) in 2009. His poetry features on the GCSE curriculum and he regularly takes part in a performance tour related to this.

His latest collection of poetry The Rainmaker Danced  was shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2018.

For more information on John: https://literature.britishcouncil.org/writer/john-agard and Twitter @JohnAgard1

 

 

Resources

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'When Questions Are Bliss' by John Agard

John Agard - When Questions Are Bliss

'Progress' by John Agard

John Agard - Progress

'Line' by John Agard

John Agard - Line

'The Dew-Stealers' by John Agard

John Agard - The Dew-Stealers

'Taking Sides' by John Agard

John Agard - Taking Sides

'Praying Mantis' by John Agard

John Agard - Praying Mantis

'Thorns' by John Agard

John Agard - Thorns

'On The Run From Colours' by John Agard

John Agard - On The Run From Colours

John Agard - Among The Hairyboos And Smoothyboos

John Agard - Among The Hairyboos and Smoothyboos

John Agard - Damsel in Distress Rap

John Agard - Damsel in Distress Rap

John Agard - Frozen Life

John Agard - Frozen Life

John Agard - Goldilocks on CCTV

John Agard - Goldilocks on CCTV

John Agard - Puss in Trainers

John Agard - Puss in Trainers

John Agard - Two Plants

John Agard - Two Plants

John Agard - What Turkey Doing?

John Agard - What Turkey Doing?

John Agard - Windrush Child

John Agard - Windrush Child

John Agard - What the Teacher Said

John Agard - What the Teacher Said

John Agard - Old World, New World

John Agard - Old World, New World