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TS Eliot prize winner Anthony Joseph: how poetry helped me love my absent father

by Sarah Shaffi

As a young man, Anthony Joseph dreamed of becoming a rock star, not a critically acclaimed poet. In fact, had it not been for a box of papers he brought to the UK from Trinidad, where he grew up, the 56-year-old might never have come to write Sonnets for Albert, the collection that on Monday won him this year’s TS Eliot prize.

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