WORD! With Jason Allen-Paisant
Join us with Jason Allen-Paisant – a scholar, award-winning poet and writer. His critically acclaimed collection, Thinking with Trees was a 2021 Irish Times Poetry Book of the Year and won the Poetry category of the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. He and his work have appeared in many places including The Guardian, Poetry Review and BBC. Jason’s creative non-fiction book titled Scanning the Bush will be published by Hutchinson Heinemann in 2024.
To perform as part of the open mic and/or workshop with Jason, 4.30-6.30pm – email: email@example.com and do let us know of any access needs.
'Jason Allen-Paisant deftly inscribes his own signature on worlds inner and outer in these gorgeous poems. The future of Caribbean lyric poetry is in great hands.' – Lorna Goodison;
'In these quietly subversive lyrics, expectations are undone, of ecologies, of people, of poems.' – Rachael Allen;
'The poet scrupulously decouples nature from any sense of private ownership, opening himself up to more generous, alternative worldviews. This is a bold and impressive debut.' – David Wheatley, Guardian Review Roundup
'Allen-Paisant has penned a debut that may be years ahead of its time.' – Anthony Anaxagorou;
Age Guidance: 16+