Anthony Joseph - a jazzman to his core - up for the T. S. Eliot

Trinidadian British poet and jazz artist Anthony Joseph a vocalist in a spoken word, orator, syncretic John the Baptist voice in the wilderness calypsonian griot sense (Spatial AKA, The Spasm Band) is in the short list for the UK's most prestigious …

Published: 24 Oct 2022. Updated: 44 days.

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Trinidadian British poet and jazz artist Anthony Joseph a vocalist in a spoken word, orator, syncretic John the Baptist voice in the wilderness calypsonian griot sense (Spatial AKA, The Spasm Band) is in the short list for the UK's most prestigious poetry award - the T. S. Eliot prize for his collection Sonnets for Albert.

Anthony is the most significant writer in the very different Derek Walcott and Shake Keane traditions to emerge in many years. The T. S. Eliot winner will be announced in January. Let's hope he wins as it would be a boost for poets who have their roots in jazz.

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Today in the podcast word up on Bill Laurance this autumn - dates and more with Affinity a new-release highlight coming up

With dates coming up next month and the intimate Affinity soon we look at the study of touch inherent in the pianism of Bill Laurance in today's podcast More reading: Snarky Puppy's latest Empire Central The Bill Laurance trio's Live at Ronnie …

Published: 23 Oct 2022. Updated: 44 days.

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