Infiltrating the Canon

For this episode, writers Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker are joined by award winning Caribbean poet, novelist, musician, and creative writing lecturer Anthony Joseph.

An image of Caribbean writer Anthony Joseph. He is wearing a black trilby, black shirt and is bearded. This image is a side profile and features a yellow background.

Anthony Joseph is an award winning Trinidad-born poet, novelist, academic and musician. He is the author of four 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 longlisted 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. His new collection Sonnets for Albert is forthcoming from Bloomsbury publishing in 2022.

I find a lot of Caribbean literature is - is conservative at times and I wanted to - I wanted to sort of challenge that.

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