Topher Allen

THE AMERICAS - Jamaica

Topher Allen

Topher Allen is a poet and fiction writer from Clarendon, Jamaica. His work explores Jamaican geography and the island’s cultural and historical experiences. He is an Obsidian Foundation Fellow whose work appears in Montreal Writes, Pree, Poetry London, Magma, Ambit and elsewhere. Allen won the Poet Laureate of Jamaica: Louise Bennett-Coverley Prize in 2019 and was shortlisted for the Bocas Emerging Writers Fellowship in 2022.

By Topher Allen