Patience Agbabi is an acclaimed poet and performer, born in London to Nigerian parents.
R.A.W., her groundbreaking debut collection of poetry, was published in 1995, and won the 1997 Excelle Literary Award. Her most recent work, Bloodshot Monochrome, is a poetic take on all things black, white and read.
Patience shines her euphoric, musical lines on everything from growing up to growing old, from Northern Soul to contract killers.
Her verse is sublimely lyrical and spiked with gleeful humour.
Part of Southwark's Rhyme and Reason poetry festival.