Linton Kwesi Johnson wins PEN Pinter Prize 2020


A Collection Preview *290620*

Here at the GPI there are collections less well known than others while being significant to specific lines of research.

With this in mind and starting today, every six weeks we'll share small pictorial previews of what's in-house.

Your Local Arena- Caribbean Nights: Poetry for 5 days only from 11 June

Remember to tune in to the online screening of Your Local Arena Caribbean Nights: Poetry which the GPI is co-hosting as part of a Lucy Hannah and Speaking Volumes co- production. We’re excited to be a part of revisting the BBC’s 1986 seminal program Caribbean Nights: Poetry from its Arena series. With fresh perspectives from contemporary writers of Caribbean heritage as well as exclusive and new commissioned poems plus a life writing workshop, this will be a full feast!

Thank You

The GPI would like to say a big THANK YOU to #NationalLottery players who’ve made it possible for the National Lottery Heritage Fund to fund our emergency grant, enabling us to pay GPI salaries for the next four months. We really appreciate the help and support.








Your Local Arena- Caribbean Nights - Poetry

On what would have been the pioneering poet Kamau Brathwaite’s 90th birthday today, the GPI in collaboration with Lucy Hannah and Speaking Volumes launches publicity for an exciting production! Your Local Arena is a Lucy Hannah and Speaking Volumes co-production featuring BBC’s Arena film archive. It is funded by Arts Council England.

Caribbean Nights: Poetry 

Michael La Rose writes on representing the GPI and New Beacon Books at the funeral of Kamau Brathwaite

Representation at the funeral of Edward Kamau Brathwaite 21st


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