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Jason Allen-Paisant

Harriet Moore
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Jason Allen-Paisant is a Jamaican writer and academic who works as an associate professor of Critical Theory and Creative Writing at the University of Manchester. He’s the author of two poetry collections, Thinking with Trees (Carcanet Press, 2021), winner of the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for poetry, and Self-Portrait as Othello (Carcanet Press, 2023), winner of the 2023 T. S. Eliot Prize and the 2023 Forward Prize for Best Collection. His non-fiction book, The Possibility of Tenderness: A Jamaican’s Search for Freedom in Nature, will be published by Hutchinson Heinemann in 2025.

Self-Portrait as Othello

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