Coyote’s Soundbite A Poem for Our Planet

With John Agard and Piet Grobler


Tuesday May 18th at 11.00am

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Join author John Agard and Illustrator Piet Grobbler for a look at this quirky and humorous tale of Mr Coyote, told in this very contemporary poem.



Excitement spreads like bushfire through the jungle. Earth-goddesses are planning a conference! From Australia to Antarctica, the Amazon to Africa, goddesses will debate the burning environmental issues of our times…and bushy-tailed, smooth-talking Coyote wants in on the action! Can this infamous trickster come up with a plan to infiltrate the conference and leave a lasting legacy for our planet


John Agard, born in Guyana, is a world-renowned poet and performer. He has won numerous awards including the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, the Smarties Award, the Paul Hamlyn Award and the Casa de las Americas Poetry Award.


Piet Grobler is a South African illustrator who has published over 85 books. He has won numerous national and international prizes including a Golden Apple at the Biennale for Illustration, Bratislava (Slovakia), the Children’s Africana Book award (USA), and two Silver medals (1997 and 2003) in the Noma Concours (Japan).



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