Jason Allen-Paisant

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Jason Allen-Paisant is a Jamaican poet, writer and academic whose work explores the philosophies shaping artists and communities of the African diaspora. He won the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature with his first book of poems, Thinking with Trees (Carcanet Press, 2021) and the 2023 T. S. Eliot Prize and Forward Prize for Best Collection with Self-Portrait as Othello (Carcanet Press, 2023). Paisant is also a Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory and Creative Writing at the University of Manchester.

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