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Sunday 19 May 2024 -
20:00 to 21:00
Merrion Square Park - Synge

British Council Ireland are delighted to once again be working with International Literature Festival Dublin, this year to being TS Eliot Prize winning poet, acclaimed musician and novelist Anthony Joseph to Dublin .

While in Dublin Anthony Joseph will perform some of his best known work and will share the stage with two new poetic voices on the rise.

With his award-winning collection Sonnets for Albert, Joseph seeks to unravel the tangled threads of the relationship between himself and his largely absent father. His body of work draws on calypso, jazz, and the rhythms of Caribbean speech, bringing a strong sense of musicality to his writings. An award-winning musician with a gift for performance, this is an unmissable opportunity to watch a master poet bring his work to life on the stage.

In this celebration of poetry in performance and the spoken word, Joseph will be joined by Gustav Parker Hibbett, a Black poet and essayist whose first collection, High Jump as Icarus Story, makes its debut in July, and Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, a poet who has performed in festivals, cultural events and workshops around Ireland.

Anthony Joseph is the author of five poetry collections and three novels. As a musician, he has released eight critically acclaimed albums, and in 2020 received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Composers Award.