Quay Words presents Anthony Joseph Sonnets for Albert

Exeter Custom House, 46 The Quay, Exeter, EX2 4AN
Quay Words presents Anthony Joseph Sonnets for Albert

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We’re pleased to welcome Anthony Joseph back to Quay Words after his fantastic outdoor set in 2021. Anthony will be reading from his new poetry collection _Sonnets for Albert._

SHORTLISTED FOR THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR POETRY 2022

With _Sonnets for Albert_, Anthony Joseph returns to the autobiographical material explored in his earlier collection_ Bird Head Son_. In this follow-up, he weighs the impact of being the son of an absent, or mostly absent, father, Though these poems threaten to break under the weight of their emotions, they are always masterfully poised as the stylish man they depict.

Bio:
Anthony Joseph is an award winning Trinidad-born poet, novelist, academic and musician. He 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. In 2020 a Polish translation of his afrofuturist novel _The African Origins of UFOs_ was published, followed by a Spanish edition of _Kitch_. 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.

photo by Naomi Woddis
This event will be in-person at Exeter Custom House. We have increased capacity at Quay Words events, so you may be sitting next to someone who is not in your household. We are still taking precautions to ensure our audiences are protected from Covid 19. For this reason we ask that you please consider wearing a mask when not seated and moving around the building. We will be keeping windows open to ensure good ventilation in the building so you may want to bring an extra layer. Please do not attend Quay Words events if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or are feeling unwell. This event is going to be filmed for live broadcast on Crowdcast. You may appear on screen. Please only book if you are happy with this.

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Quay Words presents Anthony Joseph Sonnets for Albert (9 Nov 2022)
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