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Bird Head Son free pdf Anthony Joseph's last book was the critically acclaimed 'The African Origins of UFOs', this is the first new collection of poetry by Joseph since 1997's 'black surrealist manifesto' Teragaton. Written over a 5 year period, the highly original poems and experiments with form in 'Bird Head Son' cover the poet's '1st life' in Trinidad, beginning with his departure from Trinidad to the UK in 1989, the poems are divided into 6 sections, each considering an aspect of the poets experience of Trinidad life in the 1970s and 80s. The poems are autobiographical but they cover universal themes such as exile, family and ancestry, Carnival, 'home', the dream or mythic Caribbean in a haunting section entitled 'Backroads of the Mythic' and in the final 'Epilogue' section, a return to 'the floating island' that 'home' has become. The personal becomes the universal in these poems. The collection effectively forms a poetic closure to the poet's roots and beginnings. In this process of distillation the poems illuminate the seminal experiences that have shaped the poets aesthetic. In this way, it is also an autobiography of the mind. These innovative poems, shot through with Joseph's trademark surrealism and his juxtaposition of Caribbean attitude, rhythm and post modern poetic technique show why Joseph is considered 'the leader of the black avant garde' in Britain and one of the UKs most original voices.

About Anthony Joseph

Anthony Joseph is a Trinidad- born poet, novelist, musician and lecturer described as 'the leader of the black avant-garde in Britain'. His written work and performance moves between surrealism, experiments with language and form, Jazz and the rhythms of Caribbean speech and music. He is the author of four poetry collections and a novel The African Origins of UFOs. In 2005 he was selected by the Arts Council of England and Renaissance One as one of 50 Black and Asian writers who have made major contributions to contemporary British literature. In 2012 he represented Trinidad at the Poetry Parnassus Festival on London's South Bank. He performs internationally and tours with his band The Spasm Band with which he has released four critically acclaimed albums. His fifth album Time was produced by Meshell Ndgeocello and will be released in Spring 2014.

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Author : Anthony Joseph
Publisher : Salt Publishing
Data Published : 05 March 2012
ISBN : 1844719138
EAN : 9781844719136
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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