Patience Agbabi

Patience Agbabi has performed her poetry all over the world. She is celebrated for her monologues, giving voice to those who might be otherwise unheard. She has published four collections of poetry. In 2013, ‘The Doll’s House’, based on Harewood House, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. She has lectured in several UK universities and has been a Fellow in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University since 2008. The following year, she was made Canterbury Laureate and received a Grant for the Arts to write her fourth collection, a Canterbury Tales for the 21st century. Telling Tales (Canongate 2014) was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New  Work in Poetry 2014 and 2015 Wales Book of the Year.