Patience Agbabi

Patience Agbabi is a sought-after poet who celebrates the written and spoken word. She read English at Oxford, has an MA in Creative Writing from Sussex and has lectured in Creative Writing at several UK universities. Her work has received a number of awards and was shortlisted for the 2014 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Her fourth collection, Telling Tales (Canongate, 2014), is an exhilarating, multicultural remix of The Canterbury Tales. Mining the Middle-English masterpiece for its performance as well as its poetry and pilgrims, her boisterous and lyrical collection gives one of Britain's most significant works of poetry thrilling new life.

Photo: Lyndon Douglas


Five O’Clock Verses »

Reading: Patience Agbabi, Jim Carruth

Sat 4 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | £6.00/£4.00 | Parliament Hall, South Street

To Love A Country and Be Forced to Leave »

A workshop on movement and migration with poet Patience Agbabi

Sat 4 March | 10:30 - 12:30 | £6.00 | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room

Imprisoned Poets Reading »

Short readings from the work of imprisoned poets by Patience Agbabi and Magi Gibson, presented by Scottish PEN

Sat 4 March | 19:10 - 19:40 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre