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TANKA TUESDAY: Enchant & Shape

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the poetry of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Co… 12 more words


Performance And Pubs

An Apples and Snakes gig, complete with ‘outraged feminist harangue’, at the Captain’s Cabin reviewed in the Poetry Review, Vol 74 Number 2, from 1984.


BHM Featured Books: Opening paragraphs...

Here are the opening paragraphs of some of our featured novels this Black History Month. If they whet your appetite, why not come in to the library and check them out? 687 more words

The Library

Preorder Benjamin Zephaniah's autobiography before 30 April & get a 20% discount. Support your independent bookshops 📚📕📗📘📙

The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah : The Autobiography – Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one story that encompasses it all: the story of his life. 201 more words


Z is for Poet Benjamin Zephaniah, #AtoZChallenge #ZtoA

Yes! Today on Poetry Roundabout, the sister site to this one, the first post is all about Benjamin Zephaniah, who has kindly provided a poem. Here’s the link to the post: … 31 more words


An interview with Shaun Clarke - Lyrically Justified

I first heard about Shaun Clarke and the Urban Word Collective in June 2017 while browsing Bristol 24/7, so often the best place to find out what’s going on around the city. 1,293 more words

Bristol 24/7

Reading: White Comedy by Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah (b. 1958) is a British-Jamaican poet who has considerable influence in contemporary poetry. He was born in Birmingham to a Barbadian father and Jamaican mother. 345 more words