Jason Allen-Paisant is a Jamaican poet and non-fiction writer based in the UK. His recent work reflects on how we make sense of time, particularly in relation to the body, in the light of African/diasporic history. He is Associate Professor in Aesthetic Theory and Decolonial Thought at the University of Leeds, where he also directs the Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. Jason is the author of Thinking with Trees and of Self-Portrait as Othello (forthcoming from Carcanet Press). He is also at work on a memoir entitled Primitive Child: On Blackness, Landscape, and Reclaiming Time.