John Agard, poet, performer and story teller, was born in Guyana. He came to Britain in 1977. In 1982, his collection Man to Pan won the Casas de las Americas Prize. Lovelines to a Goat-Born Lady, John Agard's first adult collection since Mangoes and Bullets, will please all those who like their love-making, whether in dialect or in the Queen's English.
John Agard, poet, performer and story teller, was born in Guyana. He came to Britain in 1977.
He is the author of many successful poetry books for children and in 1982, his first adult collection, Man to Pan, won the Casas de las Americas Prize. Lovelines to a Goat-Born Lady, John Agard's poems to Grace Nichols, is also published by Serpent's Tail.
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