Daljit Nagra - Poet and teacher

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 11-12pm and 2-3pm

Lecture summary:

Daljit will perform some of his poetry including 'Singh Song!' (AQA), 'Our Town in the Whole of England', and 'Parade’s End' (EdExcel). He will also talk about the influence of ‘place’ in his work with specific reference to the rural, London, cityscapes and multiculturalism.

Speaker:

Daljit Nagra comes from a Punjabi background. He was born and raised in London then Sheffield. He has won several prestigious prizes for his poetry. In 2004, he won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem with 'Look We Have Coming to Dover!'. This was also the title of his first collection, which was published by Faber and Faber in 2007. This won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and The South Bank Show Decibel Award. Daljit is on the Board of the Poetry Book Society. He has judged the Samuel Johnson Award 2008, The Guardian First Book Prize 2008, The Foyles Young Poets Competition 2008, and The National Poetry Competition 2009. He has also hosted the TS Eliot Poetry Readings 2009. He is a regular contributor to programmes on radio.