Truly excited to announce that I’ve been selected as a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellow for 2019/20 alongside Hafsah Aneela Bashir and Yomi Sode. This is a remarkable thing, which means I’ll be given financial and critical support to expand my practice as a poet.     Announcing the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships for 2019/2020 14 June 2019 Hafsah Aneela Bashir, Anthony Joseph and Yomi Sode have been selected as the

      Great news to report – Kitch has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 Encore Award.  The Encore Award was first presented in 1990 to celebrate the achievement of outstanding second novels. Previous winners include Iain Sinclair, Colm Tóibín, A.L.Kennedy, Anne Enright, Ali Smith, Evie Wyld, Neel Mukherjee and Sunjeev Sahota. This is what Eley Williams, one of the judges has to say about Kitch: ‘Kaleidoscopic in both

Looking forward to celebrating 10 years of my Bird Head Son album at the spot where it all started – New Morning (Officiel), on May 16. Bird Head Son was my first album with Heavenly Sweetness, we recorded 18 songs in two days, most were first takes, with only a few horn overdubs. It was produced by @Antoine Rajon and was a real breakthrough for us in France and Europe. I give love

After being shortlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize, Kitch has now made it to the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature longlist. This is the Caribbean’s most prestigious literary prize, and I’m truly humbled that the story of Lord Kitchener is meeting new readers. Wish me luck. This is what the judges have said about the novel: The novel “projects a kaleidoscopic picture of calypsonian Lord Kitchener in the voices

                    Really excited to see Kitch longlisted for the 2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize. “The second novel by the poet, academic, musician and Renaissance man Anthony Joseph takes the life of Lord Kitchener, the calypso singer who wrote “London is the Place for me”, and turns it into a richly textured first-person narrative. This is voice-driven writing which explores how to

I’m really excited to share the new single from my forthcoming ‘People of the Sun’ album. ‘On the Move’ is yet another work of complex genius from composer/producer Jason Yarde, this was one of the most difficult songs to play for the band, and for me to find a way into, lyrically. It was like a knot, but eventually I did find a way in. The lyrics are based on

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be heading out on tour with my new novel Kitch this summer. Thanks to the Arts Council who were kind enough to grant me my second touring award and to Speaking Volumes for putting it all together. The first event is on this Sunday at Keats House, London. The Kitch Tour Anthony Joseph embarks on series of UK and US events exploring the legacy

Composers: A. Joseph/J. Yarde Produced by Jason Yarde Recorded, mixed by Jordan Kouby Recorded in San Souci, Trinidad Art work by Ozy Merrique Vocals : Anthony Joseph Saxophone : Jason Yarde Drums : David Bitan Bass : Andrew John Keyboard : Florian Pellissier Guitar : Kiwan Landreth Smith Percussions : Modupe Onilu  

 My book on Lord Kitchener is being published by Peepal Tree Press on June 21 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Empire Windrush’s arrival at Tilbury. Much more info to come on this, but for now here’s the cover and description… KITCH Combining factual biography with the imaginative structure and investment in language of the novel, Anthony Joseph fully engages with the world he recreates, and by presenting a multifaceted view from