James Berry

James Berry (1924 – 2017) was a Jamaican poet who settled in Britain in the 1940s. His poetry is notable for using a mixture of standard English and Jamaican Patois. He was at the forefront of championing British/West Indian writing and published numerous poetry collections and books for children in his long life.  Bloodaxe published his Selected Poems (A Story I Am In) in 2011.

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