Anthony was born in Trinidad. He is a poet, novelist, academic and musician. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths University and is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at King’s College London.
He was the Colm Toibin Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool in 2018 and was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship in 2019. Anthony is the author of five poetry collections: Desafinado, Teragaton, Bird Head Son, Rubber Orchestras and Sonnets for Albert, published by Bloomsbury.
Sonnets for Albert won the T. S. Eliot Prize 2022 and was shortlisted for The Forward Prize for Best Collection 2022.
He has also written three novels, The African Origins of UFOs, Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon, which was shortlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize, the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award and longlisted for the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and The Frequency of Magic.
As a musician he has released eight critically acclaimed albums. Anthony lives in London.