Anthony Joseph, Cal State L.A.’s British Council Writer-in-Residence, returns to campus to launch his latest poetry collection, Rubber Orchestras. A Trinidad-born poet, novelist, academic and musician, Joseph will present a poetry reading from his new book.
Rubber Orchestras is “an energetic, sensuous and intriguing collection of poems, written over four years with an undisclosed method of composition the writer calls ‘Liminalism.’” Event will include question/answer session, & refreshments.
Joseph, who served as the inaugural British Council Writer-in-Residence at CSULA in 2005, teaches creative writing at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has authored four collections of poetry and a novel, The African Origins of UFOs, which was nominated for the Commonwealth Prize.
In 2004, he was chosen by Decibel and the Arts Council of England as one of 50 writers who have influenced the black-British literary canon over the past 50 years. As a musician, he has released three critically-acclaimed albums with his band, The Spasm Band. His latest poetry collection Rubber
Orchestras was published by Salt in 2011. For more about Joseph: http://www.anthonyjoseph.co.uk/.
While in Los Angeles, Joseph will also be conducting workshops and giving presentations to the students at Chester W. Nimitz Middle School on Tuesday, April 10, and to the residents of Hollenbeck Palms on Wednesday, April 11.
This visit is sponsored by the CSULA Departments of English, Music and Pan-African Studies, Chester W. Nimitz Middle School, Statement Magazine and Hollenbeck Palms.
The event takes place in the Music Building, Room 149 (Choir Room).
For campus maps: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/index.php
For more information, please call (323) 343-4140. Takes place in CSULA's Music Building, Room 149 (Choir Room)