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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 

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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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