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Linton Kwesi Johnson

Linton Kwesi Johnson to Host Performance Poetry Workshop at UWI

Linton Kwesi Johnson to present performance poetry workshop

Linton Kwesi Johnson is one of the legends of dub poetry in particular and Caribbean performance poetry in general.

Jean Binta Breeze and Linton Kwesi Johnson Shower Poetry on Montego Bay

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Jean Binta Breeze

The sound of airplanes taxing as they landed and took off filled the Montego Bay evening, but it was poetry hat was to take flight.

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kei Miller Listed in 50 Greatest Love Poems in 50 Years

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kei Miller

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Kei Miller have been included in the South Bank Centre’s list of 50 Greatest Love Poems in 50 Years, with Derek Walcott also included as one of two brawta poems on the list, which actually comprises 52 poems. 

Caribbean Poets Celebrate Mikey Smith

Kei Miller reads from his latest collection of poems

Robert Antoni Wins OCM Bocas Prize 2014

Robert Antoni author of As Flies to Whatless Boys wins the OCM Bocas Prize 2014

Robert Antoni’s As Flies to Whatless Boys copped the fourth OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and in an unprecedented move, (at least in the awards short but distinguished life) he decided that he would share his winnings with the two other shortlisted writers Lorna Goodi

Bocas on Dub: Bocas Literary Fest Shines Light on Dub Poetry

Mikey Smith and Linton Kwesi Johnson

When the 4th installment of the Bocas Literary Festival gets underway on Wednesday April 23, dub poetry will get much of the spotlight, amongst the over 60 events that make up this year’s festival programme. 

Linton Kwesi Johnson Chairs Bocas Lit Prize 2014

Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson heads up the Panel of Judges for Bocas Lit Prize 2014

Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson has been named Overall Chair of the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize, the major literary prize for Caribbean writing coming out of the Bocas Literary Festival. The 2014 Prize, its fourth installation, opened for entries earlier this week.