The Perseverance

Raymond Antrobus

Winner of The Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award 2019

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.

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