John Agard

John Agard is a British playwright with Afro-Guyanese playwright. He was chosen for the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2012. His collections include Shoot Me With Flowers, Mangoes and Bullets: Selected and New Poems 1972–84, No Hickory, No Dickory, No Dock, and A Stone’s Throw from Embankment: The South Bank Collection.


John Agard’s poem ‘Half-caste’ is a poem that is, in a majority, filled with the speaker responding to being called half-caste.

The Clown’s Wife

‘The Clown’s Wife’ by John Agard explores the theme of duality through a wife speaking about her clown husband and herself.

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