The Perseverance (Paperback)Raymond Antrobus (author)
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One of the most original collections to emerge from the booming new wave of next generation poets – and winner of the Ted Hughes Award - The Perseverance turns Raymond Antrobus’s experiences, growing up as a deaf British Jamaican, into strikingly lyrical verse. Navigating the spaces between sign language and speech, he creates a world of new and shifting communication as a filter for keenly evoked memories of his childhood and growing up.
Winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019
Winner of the Ted Hughes Award
Longlisted for the Jhalak Prize
‘[A] memorable collection ... Antrobus interlaces wit and pathos as he examines his identity as a deaf British-Jamaican man in a world between sign language and speech.' - The Sunday Times - Poetry Book of the YearThe Perseverance is the remarkable debut book by British-Jamaican poet Raymond Antrobus. Ranging across history and continents, these poems operate in the spaces in between, their haunting lyrics creating new, hybrid territories. The Perseverance is a book of loss, contested language and praise, where elegies for the poet’s father sit alongside meditations on the d/Deaf experience.
Publisher: Penned in the Margins
Number of pages: 80
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
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