Linton Kwesi Johnson

Linton Kwesi Johnson was born in Chapelton, Clarendon, Jamaica and came to London in 1963. He was a member of the Black Panthers, and developed his work with Rasta Love, a group of poets and drummers.  In 2002 Johnson became only the second living poet, and the first ever black poet, to have his work included in Penguin’s Modern Classics series, under the title Mi Revalueshanary Fren: Selected Poems. He has has been running his own record label, LKJ Records, since 1981.