Nichols, Grace

About Grace Nichols

Biography (British Council)



Ledgister, F.S.J. "Picasso, I Want My Face Back.The Caribbean Review of Books, May 2010

Crown, Sarah. "Startling the Flying Fish." The Guardian, 17 Jun. 2006



deCaires Narain, Denise. "Landscape and Poetic Identity in Contemporary Caribbean Woman's Poetry." Ariel, vol. 38, no. 2-3, 2007

Bringas López, Ana. "Representations of Black Omen in Grace Nichols's Poetry: From Otherness to Empowerment." Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses, no.16, Nov. 2003

Escudero, Maite. "Race,Gender and Performance in Grace Nichols'sThe Fat Black Woman's Poems." Journal of International Women's Studies, vol. 1, no. 2, 2000

Brodber, Erna. “Guyana’s Historical Sociology and the Novels of Beryl Gilroy and Grace Nichols.” Arms Akimbo: Africana Women in Contemporary Literature, Liddell and Kemp (eds.), 1999

Scanlon, Mara. "The Divine Body in Grace Nichols's The Fat Black Woman's Poems.'" World Literature Today, vol. 72, no.1, 1998



Poetry Collections

The Insomnia Poems (2017)

Cosmic Disco (2013)

I Have Crossed an Ocean (2010)

Picasso, I Want My Face Back (2009)

Startling the Flying Fish (2006)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Grace Nichols Reads Her Poems "Hurricane Hits England " and "Cat Rap". YouTube, 25 May 2010

Grace Nichols Reads Her Poems "Picasso, I Want My Face Back" and "Island Man" and Talks about the Latter. YouTube, 25 May 2010

Grace Nichols Reads "Let Us Not Forget Baubo".Vimeo, 15 Jan. 2010

Grace Nichols Reads "Cat Rap" and Talks about Her Poetry, Family and Work with Schoolchildren at Tate Modern. BBC Radio 4, 14 Jun. 2005