John Agard

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Birthday
21, 1949
Birthplace
Guyana
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1949 (age 71)
Birthplace
Guyana

About

Guyanese poet, children's author, playwright, and 2012 recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. His numerous literary works include Shoot Me With Flowers, Laughter is an Egg, and Brer Rabbit: The Great Tug-o-War.

Before Fame

He grew up in British Guiana and spent many happy childhood afternoons listening to cricket commentary on the radio.

Trivia

He was the 2008 Poet-in-Residence at the National Maritime Museum in London.

Family Life

He and his partner Grace Nichols moved to England in 1977.

Associated With

He and fellow poet Carol Ann Duffy judged a 2011 national school poetry competition.