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Kamau Brathwaite

B. 1930 D. 2020

3 poems available

His technique dazzles, and through the handling of rhythm and image he makes the world his own, and ours - The Sunday Times

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John Agard

B. 1949

4 poems available

His poems are direct and arresting, playful, full of startling imagery, and are hilarious, passionate and erotic as often as they are political - often managing to be all these things at once - Maura Dooley

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Rita Dove

B. 1952

4 poems available

I believe even 5-year-olds can get something from a Shakespearean sonnet...as long as you DON'T tell them, 'This is really hard.' - Rita Dove

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Sleepless - Tom Pow
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This dance - Makhosazana Xaba
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The Mock Turtle’s Song

Read by Kei Miller

The Mock Turtle’s Song - Lewis Carroll - Read by Kei Miller
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Josephine Baker finds herself - Patience Agbabi
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Miss Heath - Helen Mort
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Montego Bay - Tanya Shirley
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Black Girl Shuffle - Dorothea Smartt
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The Dancing Ploughmen - M. K. Joseph
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You Ever Notice How - Edward Baugh
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