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Patience Agbabi: Telling Tales

Shortlisted in 2015 for the Ted Hughes Poetry Prize, recipient of The Cholmondeley Award 2015 and nominated as one of the UK’s Next Generation poets in 2004, Patience Agbabi’s poetry has been featured on radio and TV worldwide. A former Poet Laureate of Canterbury, her latest book, Telling Tales is a vivid retelling of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century. Celebrating Chaucer’s Middle-English masterwork for its performance element as well as its poetry and pilgrims Agbabi’s latest collection is utterly unique. Boisterous, funky, loud mouthed, sublimely lyrical and bursting at the seams, Telling Tales takes one of Britain’s most significant works of literature and gives it thrilling new life. “The liveliest versions of Chaucer you’re likely to read.” (Simon Armitage). Age 16+

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