ISBN 9788189975487,Look We Have Coming To Dover

Look We Have Coming To Dover


Nagra Daljit



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788189975487

ISBN-10 818997548X


Number of Pages 64 Pages
Language (English)

Literature: special interest

k We Have Coming to Dover! is one of the most acclaimed debut collections of poetry published in recent years, as well as one of the most relevant and accessible. The collection explores the idealism and reality of a multicultural Britain with wit, intelligence and no small sense of mischief. Nagra, whose own parents came to England from Punjab in the 1950s, draws on both English and Indian-English traditions, conjuring a jazzed hybrid language to tell stories of aspiration, assimilation, alienation and love, from a stowaway?s first footprint on Dover beach to the disenchantment of subsequent generations. By turns realist and romantic, these charged and challenging poems never shy from confrontation, but remain, always, touched by a humorous zeal and an appetite for living. Look We Have Coming to Dover! was awarded the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection. Nagra also won the 2007 Forward Poetry Prize for best single entry and the collection was one of ten titles on the longlist for the Guardian First Book Award 2007. About Author: Daljit Nagra was born and raised in West London, then Sheffield, and currently lives in Willesden where he works in a secondary school.