Isaac Gordon (b. 1927): Biographical Entry

2:327 GORDON, Isaac, Going Where the Work Is (Hackney Reading Centre, London, 1979), pp.34. Illustrated. Brunel University Library.

Born and raised in Jamaica. Father a farmer. Did not know mother. Came to England in 1960.

Employed in casual work before coming to England; first job in England was in a scrap metal yard and then as a gardener.

No details of interests or activities.

A profile of his work life in Jamaica, America and England, written in verse, showing how the author became trapped in low-paid and casual employments in three countries.

Works Cited:

Gordon, Isaac. ‘Going Where the Work is’, Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, University of Brunel Library, Special Collection. 2:327, available at

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