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Anthony Joseph will be the British Council
USA UK Writer-in-Residence at CSULA during April 2005. Joseph, a
Trinidadian poet and novelist who has lived in London
since 1989, will be a CSULA resident artist from April 4
to May 2.  complete schedule of events, including
readings and workshops will be announced later.

Poet and novelist Anthony Joseph is the author of two poetry collections,
Desafinado and Teragaton and his poetry and prose has also been published in publications and journals. He was selected as one of fifty major figures in contemporary 

Image of Anthony Joseph

photo credit: Samantha
Choudhury

British culture to appear
in the historic photo "A Great Day," which
appeared in The Guardian in 2004. The photo was created as
an echo and tribute to the 1958 group photo, "A Great
Day in Harlem," with the idea transplanted to today's
multicultural Britain. 

Fascinated and fuelled by
the many points at which literature and music intersect,
Joseph currently is working on his first novel, The
African Origins of UFOs
, an experimental work of
‘liquid text fiction’ and a heady fusion of poetic
rhythms, science fiction, Caribbean and African myths
and jazz. An excerpt of the book has been published in the
anthology Dark Matter: An Anthology of Black Science
Fiction
(Time Warner, 2000).

Joseph is currently
a faculty member in creative writing at South Thames
University (UK).

SELECTED PERFORMANCE CREDITS:
The Green Room (Manchester), Brighton Dome
(Brighton), Royal Festival Hall (London), Xpress
Xcess (UK), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Barbican
Centre (London), The Mango Lick Tour (UK) and Modern
Love Tour (UK).

SELECTED PUBLISHING AND RECORDING
CREDITS:
Desafinado (Poisonenginepress, 1994)
Teragaton (Poisonenginepress, 1998)
Modern Love CD-ROM (renaissance one, 2004)
KIN Anthology (renaissance one, 2004)
Modern Love Anthology (renaissance one, 2001)
Dark Matter: An Anthology of Black Science Fiction
(Time Warner, 2000) 

For more information, call the Cal State L.A. English Department at (323) 343-4140.

Anthony Joseph's visit to CSULA as the
British Council UK Writer-in-Residence is made possible
through the Virginia E. Smith Fund for Poetry and Poetics and through the additional support of the British
Council USA.


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Anthony Joseph at CSULA
Office: E & T A613
Telephone: 323-343-4289

Wednesday, April 6, 4-6pm
Fine Arts Gallery—Reception to welcome Anthony Joseph
to CSULA. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be
served.

Thursday, April 14, 7:00pm
Fine Arts
Gallery. Poetry reading open to the public, free of
charge. Book signing will follow. Copies of Joseph's two
poetry collections (Desafinado and Teragaton)
are available in the University Bookstore, and will also be on
sale at the reading. The same applies to his two CDs,
Liquid Textologies, and The Spasm Band.

Saturday,
April 23, 7:00pm
"Intimate Textures: Harmolodic Textologies," a collaborative poetry and music
performance, will take place on Saturday,
April 23rd at 7:00 in the Music Hall. It is free of
charge and open to the public.

Office Hours
Anthony Joseph will hold office hours to
meet with CSULA and LACHSA students and faculty on
Mondays from 11-12 and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15,
from April 11-27.

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