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Hebden Bridge Arts Festival presents Patience Agbabi

  • Hebden Bridge Town Hall (map)

Celebrated poet and performer Patience Agbabi reads from her new collection of Emily Bronte inspired poems.

One of the UK’s foremost poets, Patience Agbabi has spent over 20 years celebrating the written and spoken word and her poetry has been featured on radio and TV worldwide. Active on the literature and arts scene, she was on the Council of Management for Arvon from 2009 to 2016. 

Her poem, ‘The Doll’s House’, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2014. She studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University, and is a former Poet Laureate of Canterbury.

The author of four books, her latest, Telling Tales (Canongate, 2014)is a vivid retelling of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century and was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Prize for New Work in Poetry 2014 and Wales Book of the Year 2015.