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 was published in 2014 by Canongate. Telling Tales is a vivid retelling of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century.  Following a launch at Southwark Cathedral, Patience toured the book with Renaissance One to festivals around the UK. This year, she was a recipient of The Cholmondeley Award and was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Prize for New Work in Poetry.

Represented by Renaissance One for bookings.

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Upcoming events

Visit to George Washington University, October 2016.

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