Jason Allen-Paisant

Jason Allen-Paisant is a Jamaican poet who is also a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds. His scholarly work is in the fields of Theatre and Performance Studies and Caribbean poetics. He is currently writing a series of papers for publication to shine light on the work of neglected Jamaican modernist poet Anthony McNeill who came under such influences as the “confessional” poetry of the 1960s, imagism, and Dante. Jason is also a 2015 Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow. His poetry has appeared in sx salon, The Cossack Review, POUI, and is forthcoming in Callaloo.