'I was documenting the history of black people in Britain as that history was being made.' - Linton Kwesi Johnson
Founder of the term Dub-Poetry, the legendary poet and social activist Linton Kwesi Johnson will be discussing the political nature of art here at HowTheLightGetsIn. Linton is only the second living poet and the first black poet to have work included in Penguin’s Modern Classics series.
Born in Jamaica, Linton and his father moved to London in 1963. While still at school he joined the British Black Panther Movement, and helped to organise a poetry workshop within the movement. Linton uses his platform to introduce important ideas and new voices to the British public.
'The voice of the Windrush generation' ~ The Guardian