Patience Agbabi

Patience Agbabi was born in London in 1965 to Nigerian parents, but grew up in rural Wales with white foster parents. Featured on Channel 4 and renowned on the performance circuit, her debut collection R.A.W. won the 1997 Excelle Literary Award for poetry, and Transformatrix was highly critically acclaimed on publication in 2000. Her poems have appeared on radio and television all over the world.