Grace Nichols

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Birthday
18, 1950
Birthplace
Georgetown, Guyana
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
18, 1950 (age 68)
Birthplace
Georgetown, Guyana

About

Poet best known for her first collection, I is a Long-Memoried Woman, which took the 1983 Commonwealth Poetry Prize. She has since published more than a dozen of award winning collections of poems and short stories.

Before Fame

She earned a degree in communications from the University of Guyana and spent the years following working as a teacher and journalist until she moved to the United Kingdom in 1977.

Trivia

Outside of her poetry, she also released a novel in 1986 titled Whole of a Morning Sky.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Georgetown, Guyana but eventually settled in Lewes, England with her partner and fellow poet John Agard.

Associated With

In 2011, she was a judge on the panel of the Anthologise poetry competition, an event captained by poetry contemporary Carol-Ann Duffy.