Dub Poetry

August 07, 1998
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Linton Kwesi Johnson is one of the pioneers and most skillful practitioners of dub poetry. Born in Jamaica, he moved to London when he was a child. He later joined the Black Panthers in Britain. He says he coined the phrase — dub poetry — arguing that what the DJs in Jamaica were doing was in fact poetry — improvised, spontaneous, oral poetry.

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  • Linton Kwesi Johnson, one of the premier dub poets.

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