A Poetry Archive recording by

John Agard

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These poems come from a special recording for the Poetry Archive:

  • 1 -
    "Tongue"

  • 2 -

  • 3 -

  • 4 -
    "Man to Pan"

  • 5 -
    "The Coin of Birth"

  • 6 -
    "Anancy's Thoughts on Colours"

  • 7 -
    "My Brollie"

  • 8 -
    "Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Old Tie"

  • 9 -
    "How Nansi Got Lead Part in Swan Lake"

  • 10 -
    "Rainbow"

  • 11 -
    "Limbo Dancer's Soundpoem"

  • 12 -
    "Limbo Dancer's Mantra"

  • 13 -
    "Limbo Dancer at Immigration"

  • 14 -
    "Once Upon a Time"

  • 15 -
    "Where Does Laughter Begin?"

  • 16 -
    "Twinkle Twinkle Firefly"

  • 17 -
    "The Speller's Bag"

  • 18 -
    "The Older the Violin the Sweeter the Tune"

  • 19 -
    "Rat Race"

  • 20 -
    "Swimming Teeth"

  • 21 -
    "Hello H20"

  • 22 -
    "Moonbelly"

  • 23 -
    "On First Name Terms"

  • 24 -
    "Colour of Evil"

  • 25 -

  • 26 -
    "Question Time with the Devil"

  • 27 -
    "Progress"

  • 28 -

  • 29 -
    "Half-caste"

  • 30 -
    "Sonnet 1"

  • 31 -
    "Sonnet 2"

  • 32 -
    "Sonnet 21"

  • 33 -
    "Sonnet 55"

  • 34 -
    "Sonnet 60"

  • 35 -
    "Listen Mr Oxford don"


Select bibliography

  • Man to Pan, Casa de las Americas (Cuba), 1982
  • Limbo Dancer in Dark Glasses, Greenheart, 1983
  • Mangoes and Bullets: New and Selected Poems 1972-1984, Pluto Press, 1985
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  • The Penguin Book of Carribean Verse, ed. Paula Burnett, Penguin, 1986 - (contributor)
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  • The Heinemann Book of Carribean Poetry, ed. Ian McDonald & Stewart Brown, Heinemann, 1992 - (contributor)
  • Why is the Sky, Faber & Faber, 1996 - (editor)
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  • From the Devil's Pulpit, Bloodaxe, 1997
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  • Weblines, Bloodaxe, 2000
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  • Half-caste and other poems, Hodder Education, 2004
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  • We Brits, Bloodaxe, 2006
  • The Young Inferno, Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2007
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  • Alternative Anthem: Selected Poems [with DVD], Bloodaxe, 2009
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  • Clever Backbone, Bloodaxe, 2009
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  • John Agard Reading from his poems, The Poetry Archive, 2011
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