Born in the heart of Handsworth, Birmingham, the poet Benjamin Zephaniah thought for years that he was living in some outpost of Jamaica. “At the time all the food was […]Read more
When did you realise your destiny was as a poet?
I was born a poet. I really can’t remember a time when I wasn’t ‘poeting’ as I call it.As a very […]Read more
What would make your perfect day?
Waking up surrounded by animals and jogging over the Welsh mountains, writing a great poem and a kiss before bedtime.
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When did you start writing?
Even before I was able to write I was creating poems. I have always been doing it, I can’t remember starting.
When did you decide you wanted […]Read more
Each issue we invite a prominent Newham person to tell us what they like about Newham – and perhaps some of the not so good points.
We start with Britain’s leading […]Read more