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The Perseverance (Paperback)
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The Perseverance (Paperback)

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Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 24/09/2018
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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 Year

The 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
ISBN: 9781908058522
Number of pages: 80
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm

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“Moving”

These poems are not always easy to read but they reward close attention.
They made me think about how we access the world & appreciate that not everyone has the easy access that so many of us do have.
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