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Jason Allen-Paisant

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Jason Allen-Paisant

Jason Allen-Paisant is a Jamaican poet, writer and scholar who works as an associate professor of Critical Theory and Creative Writing at the University of Manchester....

He is the author of two critically acclaimed poetry collections: Thinking with Trees, winner of the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for poetry, and Self-Portrait as Othello, a Poetry Book Society Choice, which won both the Forward and T. S. Eliot prizes. His memoir, The Possibility of Tenderness, will be published by Hutchinson Heinemann in 2025. Engagements with Aimé Césaire: Thinking with Spirits is published by Oxford University Press.

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