Poetry Playback is a new reading series in which a poet is invited to read from an exemplary new work in its entirety, from start to finish, as a single, sustained performance.
This performance will be BSL-interpreted.
would we speak
– from ‘Echo’One of the most brilliant performers of his generation, Raymond Antrobus will read from his acclaimed and long-awaited debut collection, The Perseverance, a scorching and complex voicing of sound, deafness and identity, and a PBS Winter Choice 2018.
Raymond Antrobus is the author of Shapes & Disfigurements, To Sweeten Bitter and The Perseverance. In 2018 he was awarded The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize for his poem ‘Sound Machine’. He is one of the world’s first recipients of an MA in Spoken Word education from Goldsmiths University, and his poems have been published in POETRY, Poetry Review, News Statesman, The Deaf Poets Society, as well as in anthologies from Bloodaxe, Peepal Tree Press and Nine Arches.
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