Our Song of the Day is from The Spasm Band led by Trinidadian poet, novelist and lecturer Anthony Joseph. It’s from their 2011 album Rubber Orchestras. The album takes its name from a poem by American surrealist Ted Joans. Joseph also released a book of poetry by the same name described as “an energetic, sensuous and intriguing collection of poems, written over a period of four years with an (as yet) undisclosed method of composition the writer calls Liminalism.”
Anthony Joseph’s poems are sonic, impressionistic and vivid, like scrapings taken by a forensic scientist from the scene of an experience, like specimens collected by a botanist in a jar. They are rare things to be wondered at. Monique Roffey
I have Roger Robinson, the Caribbean poet, to thank for this discovery. Roger is spearheading the New Words, New Voices at the Poetry & Lyrics festival at Kings Place that we posted about today, you can read more here.
Find out more here: www.anthonyjoseph.co.uk