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Benjamin Zedd.

​Benjamin zephaniah, he used to think nurses

Were women,

Benji still living in a liar, used to think police

Were men,

I used to think poets…

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Benjamin Zephaniah

Poems You Can Dance To

The Independent,18 March, 1998 gave performance poetry a glowing write up. The then big names have largely disappeared. The bloke with the loudhailer shouting “fuck” at the Poetry Cafe was Dom Joly. 1,207 more words


Refugee Boy

Reviewed by Flossie Waite
A Chickenshed production
At Chickenshed until 13th May
For ages 12+

Though published back in 2001, Benjamin Zephaniah’s powerful and affecting book for young adults, … 595 more words

Children's Theatre

Apples And Snakes Anthology

The first anthology from Apples and Snakes gets a review in Jamming!, number 21, October, 1984. Funnily enough it’s an anthology that at times when Salena Godden and I are drunk we get the book of the shelf and play “Where are they now?” 26 more words


'Dis Poetry' by Benjamin Zephaniah

‘Dis Poetry’

by Benjamin Zephaniah

“Dis poetry is like a riddim dat drops
De tongue fires a riddim dat shoots like shots
Dis poetry is designed fe rantin… 109 more words


Poetry International '84

There’s a lot of talk about how mainstream poetry is nowadays, but back in the 80s we were covered in national music papers, to a predominantly non-poetry audience. 41 more words


Danny Lives On

Benjamin Zephaniah inspires me. I cannot remember where I first heard this but there are lines that return to me from time to time, especially the lines “And a human being kick him/To prove he´s a man”.   254 more words