Anthony Joseph is a Trinidad-born poet, novelist, academic and musician. He has published five poetry collections, three novels, and eight albums. His novel Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon was shortlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize and the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award. Anthony’s accolades include a Paul Hamblyn Foundation Composers Award and a 2019 Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship. Sonnets for Albert, his latest poetry collection, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize and won the 2023 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry.