Photograph of the day – Linton Kwesi Johnson

Linton Kwesi Johnson pictured in Jan 2009 when he appeared as part of the Cathedral Quarter 'Out to Lunch' festival

Johnson is the second living poet to be published in Penguin Classic series and the only Black poet to be included in the list.

Having seen him perform live twice  i can’t recommend him enough. The inflection and rhythm of his words are difficult to categorise but his inclusion in the Penguin Classic series is praise enough. Listening to his mellifluous bass tones be it set to music or on his own, is an experience that i wish alot more people would share.

I particularly like his poem/song ‘Inglan is a bitch’ perhaps is most well known song.

Photographer and visual artist based in Belfast.
I have facilitated community based workshops with groups as diverse as visually impaired individuals in Dungannn, Travellers across Northern Ireland, Young Offenders and many community groups across Belfast.
My work has exhibited extensively here in Northern Ireland in group and individual shows and has been shown in North America and i had my first solo international exhibition in New Zealand. I have been the recipient of a number of grants from the Arts Council Northern Ireland.
I’ll be blogging about Arts and Culture, primarily in Belfast
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