CSULA Department of English | British Council Poet-in-Residence



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Anthony Joseph

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Rommi Smith



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Nii Ayikwei Parkes

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Lemn Sissay



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John Siddique


Residency Recap: Rommi Smith's recap of her experience at Cal State LA. (from the British Council USA)

Residency Recap: Anthony Joseph, Los Angeles, April 2005 (from the British Council USA)

In 2004 the British Council chose two American universities--Cal State L.A. in the West and Georgetown University in the East—to host this pilot program. Cal State L.A. now hosts the longest running site of this  annual residency in the nation. Showcasing the finest in contemporary British writing and culture, this high impact program serves a growing audience on campus and in the region with added new partners The National Endowment for the Arts and The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

For more information about the British Council's UK Writer-in-Residence Program, see their website.

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British Council USA Poets-in-Residence

2005 Anthony Joseph
2006 Rommi Smith
2007 Nii Ayikwei Parkes
2008 Lemn Sissay
2009 John Siddique

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