Linton Kwesi Johnson

Reggae poet, broadcaster and recording artist

Published collections include Mi Revalueshanary Fren, albums of recorded work include Bass Culture and LKJ in Dub

people sayin dis
people sayin dat
bout di yout af today
how dem cauzin affray
From ‘It Noh Funny’ in Selected Poems (London: Penguin, 2006)

 

di lan is like a rack
slowly shattahrin to san
sinkin in a sea af calimity
From ‘Reggae fi Dada’ in Selected Poems (London: Penguin, 2006)

 

Linton Kwesi Johnson
by Andrew Catlin
bromide print, 1984
NPG x35988
© Andrew Catlin / National Portrait Gallery, London