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Anthony Joseph

Anthony Joseph is a poet, novelist, musician and lecturer described as ‘the leader of the black avant-garde in Britain’. He is the author of Kitch, which is shortlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize, and four poetry collections. His written work and performance occupies a space between surrealism, Jazz and the rhythms of Caribbean speech and music. He lives in London and performs internationally.

Anthony Joseph was born in Trinidad. He lectures in creative writing at Birkbeck College and holds a PhD in Creative and Life writing from Goldsmiths College, for which he completed a fictional biography of the Calypsonian Lord Kitchener. In 2015 he presented Kitch, a documentary for BBC Radio 4.  Anthony is the author of four poetry collections: Desafinado, Teragaton, Bird Head Son and Rubber Orchestras, and a novel, 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.

“afro-blue to astro-black and what glimmers in between” – The Times

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