Raymond Antrobus – Poetry Reading


6:00 - 7:00 pm

Art Exchange

admission free

We are excited to be joined by poet Raymond Antrobus who will read us his amazing poetry.

Raymond Antrobus is a British poet and writer who was born in Hackney, London, to a Jamaican father and a British mother. He is author of ‘Shapes and Disfigurements’ (2012), ‘To Sweeten Bitter’ (2017), ‘The Perseverance’ (2018) and ‘All the Names Given’ (2021).

He has won numerous awards including the prestigious Ted Hughes Award, Lucille Clifton Legacy Award and the Guardian Poetry Book of the Year in 2018 for ‘The Perseverance’. He is also the first poet to win the Rathbones Folio Prize for his collection ‘The Perseverance’, praised by the judges as “an immensely moving book of poetry which uses his deaf experience, bereavement and Jamaican-British heritage to consider the ways we all communicate with each other”.

Raymond Antrobus has loved the work of William Blake from a young age – and our current focus on his work in the Library is the inspiration behind having Raymond join us.

Raymond Antrobus’ reading will be followed by a Drinks Reception.

Admission Free – all welcome

This event was made possible through the kind support of the Bean Trust and Black History Month UoE.