Poet, Author and Musician, Anthony Joseph

Wednesday 21 June

Award winning poet, novelist, musician and academic Dr Anthony Joseph will be delivering a special author talk on legendary Calypso singer Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) at Old Trafford Library at the Limelight Centre.


Talking about his research and writing process for his 2018 release Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon, Anthony will share his inspirations for writing the book along with his BBC radio 4 documentary of the same title. Join us to hear Anthony share memories of meeting the Grandmaster of Calypso in 1984 and share stories of meeting several of Lord Kitchener’s contemporaries, friends and family.

Dr Anthony Joseph is the author of five poetry collections and three novels. His 2018 novel Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon was shortlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize, the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award, and long listed for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. His most recent publication is the experimental novel The Frequency of Magic.

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 Hamblyn Foundation Composers Award. He is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Kings College, London. His new collection Sonnets for Albert was shortlisted for the Forward Prize and won the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry 2022 and the OCM BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Poetry.

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