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Daljit Nagra

daljit-nagraDaljit Nagra is a British poet. His work references Indians born in the UK and often uses language similar to English spoken by Indians whose first language is Punjabi. He currently visits festivals and schools where he performs his work. He is the lead poetry tutor at The Faber Academy and has run workshops all over the world.

Nagra was inspired to take A-levels including English Literature at the age of 19 after discovering William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, during which he began to feedback on his own work. Whilst he received positive responses, he did not write again until he was 30.

He was then booked for several poetry events and began to gain recognition for his culturally relevant, and sometimes controversial, poems. In 2004, he submitted his first manuscript to Faber and Faber. Look We Have Coming to Dover! Was published in 2007 and is the work he is most noted for.

Suggested book:

Look We Have Coming to Dover! (2007)

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