City Psalms

City Psalms

SKU : City_Psalms





  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd (1 Sept. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852242302
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852242305
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 0.6 x 21.7 cm
  • £7.95


Benjamin Zephaniah is an oral poet, novelist, playwright, children's writer and reggae artist. Born in 1958 in Birmingham, he grew up in

Jamaica and in Handsworth, where he was sent to an approved school for being uncontrollable, rebellious and 'a born failure', ending up

in jail for burglary. After prison he turned from crime to music and poetry. In 1989 he was nominated for Oxford Professor of Poetry, and

has since received honorary doctorates from several English universities, but famously refused to accept a nomination for an OBE in

2003. First published in 1992, City Psalms was his first collection from Bloodaxe.