Daljit Nagra

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Daljit Nagra was born and brought up in West London and Sheffield. He lives in London and works as a secondary school English teacher.
In 2003, he won the Smith/Doorstop pamphlet competition with Oh my Rub!, under the pseudonym Khan Singh Kumar, the pamphlet going on to become a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice and chosen as one of the Guardian’s Poetry Books of the Year.

In 2004, his poem ‘Look We Have Coming to Dover!’ won the Forward Prize and became the title of his first collection, published in 2007, which went on to win the 2007 Forward Poetry Prize and the 2008 Arts Council England Decibel Award. It relates the experience of British-born Indians, and often employs ‘Punglish’ – English spoken by Indian Punjabi immigrants.

Look We Have Coming to Dover! was shortlisted for several awards, including the 2007 Costa Poetry Award and the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His latest collection, published in August 2011, is entitled Tippoo Sultan’s Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!!

In 2011, Daljit was nominated for the prestigious T S Eliot Prize for poetry.

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