Jean Binta Breeze

Standard Name: Breeze, Jean Binta
Birth Name: Jean Lumsden
Married Name: Breeze
JBB is a Jamaican-British poet who published her first collection in 1983, having begun performing a few years earlier. Her poetic style is based around verbal delivery and musical accompaniment. Her writing is often centred around the problems and wonders of life in Jamaica.


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Breeze, Jean Binta. Answers. Masani Publications, 1983.
Breeze, Jean Binta. “Can a Dub Poet be a Woman?”. Women: A Cultural Review, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 47-9.
Breeze, Jean Binta. Jean ’Binta’ Breeze live at the Y.
Breeze, Jean Binta. On the Edge of An Island. Bloodaxe Books, 1997.
Breeze, Jean Binta. Riddym Ravings and Other Poems. Race Today Publications, 1988.
Breeze, Jean Binta. Spring Cleaning. Virago Press, 1992.
Breeze, Jean Binta. The Arrival of Brighteye and Other Poems. Bloodaxe Books, 2000.
Breeze, Jean Binta. The Fifth Figure. Bloodaxe Books, 2006.
Breeze, Jean Binta. The Verandah Poems. Bloodaxe Books, 2016.
Breeze, Jean Binta. Third World Girl. Bloodaxe Books, 2011.