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Anthony Joseph

Anthony Joseph

Trinidad & Tobago, UK


Anthony Joseph is an award-winning Trinidad-born poet, novelist, academic, and musician. His latest poetry collection, Sonnets for Albert, was the winner of the 2023 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry. It previously won the 2022 T.S. Eliot Prize, and was shortlisted for the 2022 Forward Prize for Best Collection. He is the author of four other poetry collections and three novels. His 2018 novel Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon was shortlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize and the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award, and longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. In 2019, he was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship. As a musician, he has released eight critically acclaimed albums, and in 2020 received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Composers Award. His most recent album, The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running For Their Lives, was released in May 2021.  He lectures in Creative Writing at Kings College, London.

Years Attended

2017 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2018 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2019 Carifesta Participant, 2020 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2022 Bocas UK Tour, 2023 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2023 Featured Speaker, 2024 Adult’s Festival Participant
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