For boys without permission to be children; privy to life’s ills way too soon. To men who were never taught how to be. Trying on roles to see what fits, to see who we are. Fathers learning on the job how to father their cubs and also themselves. Doing all you can to protect their futures from your past. All whilst being black.
These poems explore childhood, manhood and fatherhood. And how the quality of the former affects the latter.
May all your hoods be beautiful.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ty’rone (tuh-rone) Haughton is a Jamaican born poet from Leicester, a public speaker and advocate for looked after children. Ty’rone’s poetry is a vulnerable exploration of society and identity, which has seen him perform internationally. When he is not facilitating poetry workshops, he is singing nursery rhymes with his children and watering plants. Ty’rone’s writing is distinct, it is gentle yet brutal in approach. Ty’rone uses meticulous lyricism and storytelling to invite his audience in before punching them in the throat.
Find out more on Ty’rone’s website