Penned in the Margins cordially invites you to join us at The Book Club on Monday, 1st October to launch the debut full-length collection by Raymond Antrobus, The Perseverance. This remarkable book ranges across history and continents. The poems operate in the spaces in between, their haunting lyrics creating new, hybrid territories. Kaveh Akbar says ‘it’s magic, the way this poet is able to bring together so much—deafness, race, masculinity, a mother’s dementia, a father’s demise—with such dexterity.’
Born in Hackney to an English mother and Jamaican father, Raymond Antrobus has received 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).
The night will feature readings from Raymond alongside a dazzling array of special guests! Copies of The Perseverance will be available to buy.
The readings will be signed by a BSL interpreter.
Unfortunately, as the event will be in The Book Club’s basement, it is not wheelchair accessible.