Patience Agbabi was born in London in 1965, to Nigerian parents. She has been poet-in-residence at both a tattoo parlour and Eton College. She is a popular performer, influenced by dub poetry and rap, and her work has been broadcast, featured on Poems in the Underground and etched into human skin. She is currently a Fellow in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University. Her new collection will be published by Canongate in 2014.