Mi know dem have work, work in abundant yet still, dem mek mi redundant now, at fifty-five mi gettin’ quite ol’ yet still, dem sen’ mi fi goh draw dole

Selected Poems

A selection of Linton Kwesi Johnson’s best poems over three decades. Ranging from protests against police brutality to eulogies for departed friends and playful celebrations of urban life, Johnson’s use of Jamaican dialect to tackle distinctly British subjects contributed to a revolution in the notion of literary English. This Selected Poems charts the unique literary talent of one of Britain’s most influential poets and social critics.

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