John Agard is one of the most exciting poets writing today. Bloodaxe Books publish his adult poetry, including such classics as Listen Mr Oxford Don and Half Caste. His latest poetry collections for children include Come All You Little Persons (Faber), illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, and The Rainmaker Danced (Hodder), a collection of exhilarating poetry which was shortlisted for the CliPPA Poetry Award.
Alongside poetry, John has written verse plays and librettos for venues such as Little Angel Theatre and the Glyndebourne Festival. He has been a writer-in-residence at the BBC, the South Bank and the National Maritime Museum. He tours widely giving performances and speaking to students studying his poetry for GCSE.
John was born in Guyana and lives with his wife, poet Grace Nichols, in Lewes.