The liveliest versions of Chaucer you’re likely to read
— Simon Armitage

Patience Agbabi’s poetry has been featured on radio and TV worldwide.  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 - a vivid retelling of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century - was published in 2014 by Canongate. Following a launch at Southwark Cathedral, Patience toured the book with Renaissance One to festivals around the UK.  She was a recipient of The Cholmondeley Award in 2015, and Telling Tales was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Prize for New Work in Poetry and Wales Book of the Year.

Represented by Renaissance One for bookings.

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Medieval meets Modern in a sizzling staged slam of poets, each of whom breathes life into one of Patience Agbabi's characters from her latest poetry collection, Telling Tales (Canongate, 2014). Filmed at the Albany, Deptford in 2014 as part of the Telling Tales Tour. The event was in partnership with Tilt, Apples and Snakes and the Albany.


Upcoming events

Visit to George Washington University, October 2016.

2016 - a Judge for the Bridport Prize which is announced on 15th October 2016.