Daljit Nagra(1966-), Poet
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Critically-acclaimed and award-winning poet. Nagra was born in Yiewsley, Hillingdon, to immigrant Sikh Punjabi parents who came to London in the 1950s. The family moved to Sheffield in 1982 when his parents bought a small business there. Nagra was first inspired to write poetry at 19 after picking up a copy Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake. With an A Level in English Literature, he relocated to London to read English at Royal Holloway, University of London. He teaches poetry at Brunel University, is Poet in Residence at Radio 4 and is author of Look We Have Coming To Dover (2007), Tippoo Sultan's Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!! (2011), and Ramayana: a retelling (2013).