John Agard is an Afro-Guyanese playwright, poet, short-story and children’s writer based in south-east England. His poetry has won the Casa de las Américas Prize (1982), the Paul Hamlyn Award for poetry (1997), the CLPE Poetry Award (2009), and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry (2012). His latest poetry collection is Travel Light Travel Dark (Bloodaxe Books, 2013).
Bards in white flannels
PoetryHere’s to those postcolonial Bards in white flannels wielding the willow like their consonants and vowels, spicing the English tongue with bouncing syncopation reversing the swing of adverbs into wayward verbs. Well-groomed in the ways of glorious uncertainty, see how they stride the turf...