Grace Nichols

Award-winning poet Grace Nichols was born in Guyana and grew up in a small country village on the coast. She studied at the University of Guyana and worked as a teacher and journalist before moving to the UK in 1977. Grace’s poetry is full of imagination and surprise, warmth and wit. She writes about what it was like for her growing up, as well as how it feels to be far away from home. Grace writes poems for adults and children, and has won lots of prizes and awards. She lives in the UK with her partner, the poet John Agard.

  • Commonwealth Poetry Prize
  • Arts Council Writers' Award
  • Cholmondeley Award
  • Guyana Poetry Prize


Watch Grace recite her poem 'Hummingbird'