As per our current Database, John Agard is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: September 20, 2019).
Currently, John Agard is 70 years, 9 months and 18 days old. John Agard will celebrate 71rd birthday on a Sunday 21st of June 2020. Below we countdown to John Agard upcoming birthday.
John Agard’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.
John Agard was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.
Guyanese poet, children's author, Playwright, and 2012 recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. His numerous literary works include Shoot Me With Flowers, Laughter is an Egg, and Brer Rabbit: The Great Tug-o-War.
He grew up in British Guiana and spent many happy childhood afternoons listening to cricket commentary on the radio.
He was the 2008 Poet-in-Residence at the National Maritime Museum in London.
He and his partner Grace Nichols moved to England in 1977.
He and fellow poet Carol Ann Duffy judged a 2011 national school poetry competition.