Public conversation with Jane O. Newman followed by a performance based on Agbabi’s work with asylum seekers.
Patience Agbabi is a British poet and performer. Agbabi began performing on the London club circuit in 1995. As Canterbury Laureate from July 2009 to December 2010, Agbabi developed a full-length poetry collection based on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and her 2014 Telling Tales mines Chaucer for a twenty-first century take on the characters, its poetry, and its performance elements.
Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Medieval Devysings, The Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, International Center for Writing and Translation, Humanities Core, the UCI Shakespeare Center, International Studies, and Illuminations.