As a musician and spoken word artist he has released seven critically acclaimed albums which blend Afro-Caribbean music, free jazz and funk. The most recent, People of the Sun (Heavenly Sweetness) was recorded in Trinidad and released in 2018. In the same year he curated ‘Windrush: A Celebration’, a series of five events which celebrated the literary and musical legacies of the Windrush generation, culminating in a gala concert at the Barbican as part of the London Jazz Festival.
Anthony is the author of four poetry collections: Desafinado, Teragaton, Bird Head Son and Rubber Orchestras, and made his fiction debut with The African Origins of UFOs. In 2012 he represented Trinidad and Tobago at the Poetry Parnassus Festival on London's South Bank. He performs internationally as the lead vocalist for his band The Spasm Band. He lives in London.
Anthony lectures in creative writing at Birkbeck College and holds a PhD in Creative and Life writing from Goldsmiths College, which culminated in Kitch.
“afro-blue to astro-black and what glimmers in between” – The Times
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- KitchPrice: £10.99
Review written by Colin Grant for The Guardian Review written by Shivanee Ramlochan for Caribbean Beat Review written by Chris Searle for Race & Class Review written by The Republic of Consciousness Prize for The Times Literary Supplement Review written by Vaneisa Baksh for Trinidad Express
- The Frequency of MagicPrice: £12.99
Review written by Benjamin Zephaniah for Zephaniah Speaks Review written by Kashif Sharma-Patel for Map Magazine Review written by Richard Price for New West Indian Guide Review written by John Robert Lee for the Peepal Tree website