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Benjamin Zephaniah on Becoming a Poet
Benjamin Zephaniah returns to the streets of Birmingham where he grew up and recalls how he began his life as a poet and performer, surprising everyone by standing up at a church meeting and reciting the books of the Bible in a rap rhythm. This clip is published as part of the BBC Poetry Season, for more materials on this poet and poetry in general visit the website - bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
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