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 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