Grace Nichols

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Grace Nichols’s first collection of poetry, I is a Long-Memoried Woman, won the 1983 Commonwealth Poetry Prize.

Her subsequent collections include The Fat Black Woman’s Poems; Sunrise, winner of the Guyana Poetry Prize; I Have Crossed An Ocean; and Picasso, I Want My Face Back, which resulted from her residency at the Tate Gallery, London. She received the Cholmondeley Award for her work in 2001 and more recently, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Hull.

Grace Nichols is among the poets on the current GCSE syllabus in England and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her latest book for adults is The Insomnia Poems.