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kin’d & kin’d: field fairing, with Dr Jason Allen-Paisant

17 June 2021
6:30 pm
7:45 pm

Join kin’d & kin’d for field fairing, an online event series with ONCA where they investigate and celebrate diverse views and thinking about ways of making eco-poetry.

In his debut collection, Thinking with Trees, due to be published in June, Jason Allen-Paisant has followed what he describes as ‘a Caribbean tradition of weaponising language through irony, and does so as a means of challenging social, racial and spatial boundaries.’ Please join kin’d & kin’d online to discover more about these concerns and hear Dr. Allen-Paisant read from his eagerly-awaited collection.

About Jason Allen-Paisant

Jason Allen-Paisant is a Lecturer in Caribbean Poetry and Decolonial Thought and the Director of the Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Leeds. His creative work (poetry, memoir, critical life writing), which addresses issues of time, race, class, and the environmental conditions underpinning Black identity, has appeared in Granta, The Poetry Review, PN Review, Carcanet’s New Poetries VIII, Callaloo, among other places. He is a member of the Leeds University Poetry Centre and serves on the editorial board of Callaloo: Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters. Dr. Allen-Paisant’s first poetry collection, Thinking with Trees, is forthcoming from Carcanet Press in June 2021.

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About kin’d & kin’d

Since 2018, kin’d & kin’d (Kay Syrad and Clare Whistler) have led a series of eco-poetry workshops at ONCA under the title Changing Everything Carefully, also at the re-wilded estate, Knepp Wildland, near Horsham and at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Their collaborative poems have been published in Magma and Finished Creatures, and Elephant Press has published their chapbook, h/edge (2021) and their anthologies of participants’ work: Poemish & Other Languages (2019), Poemish of the Wildland (2019), fabri-cation: slip back to source – a journey of materials (2020) and Alice Willitts’ interview with them, Think Thing (2021).

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