Benjamin Zephania Announced As Storyhouse’s Artist In Residence

Over a 40-year career he has published more than a dozen collections of poetry, along with plays, novels and children’s books, recorded radical reggae music, and more. Award-winning performance poet Benjamin Zephaniah has been revealed as Storyhouse’s artist in residence for 2021/22. Benjamin Zephaniah was born and grew up in Birmingham where he first performed in public aged 10. His work is strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls ‘street politics’. Over a 40-year career he has published more than a dozen collections of poetry, along with plays, novels and children’s books, recorded radical reggae music with Bob Marley’s former band and has written a memoir entitled The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah… Continue reading Benjamin Zephania Announced As Storyhouse’s Artist In Residence