Ray Antrobus will read from his book The Perseverance which explores the d/Deaf experience, the death of his father and the failure to communicate. The Perseverance operates in the in betweens of dual heritages, of form and expression emerging to show us what it means to exist, and to flourish.
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Please note: This reading is suitable for deaf and hard of hearing audiences. It will attended by a British Sign Language translator.
About Raymond Antrobus
Raymond Antrobus was born in Hackney, London to an English mother and Jamaican father. He is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Complete Works III and Jerwood Compton Poetry. He is one of the world’s first recipients of an MA in Spoken Word Education from Goldsmiths, University of London. Raymond is a founding member of Chill Pill and the Keats House Poets Forum. He has had multiple residencies in deaf and hearing schools around London, as well as Pupil Referral Units. In 2018 he was awarded the Geoffrey Dearmer Award by the Poetry Society (judged by Ocean Vuong). Raymond currently lives in London and spends most his time working nationally and internationally as a freelance poet and teacher. His first collection The Perseverance (Penned in the Margins, 2018) was the Poetry Book Society Choice, the winner of the Ted Hughes Award and shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize, the Rathbones Folio Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize.