Poetry

Raymond Antrobus & Jay Bernard

  • 14
  • Oct

2019

Monday

7.00pm

until 8.15pm

Headshot of poet Jay BernardJoshua Virasami

  • Headshot of poet Jay Bernard

The stunning debut collections by two rising stars of poetry – Raymond Antrobus and Jay Bernard – move the voices of the marginalised to front and centre. Winner of the TS Eliot Prize, The Perseverance explores Raymond’s relationship with his father, alongside the d/Deaf experience – re-writing the versions presented by the hearing. In Surge, Jay links the deaths in the New Cross Fire of 1981 and Grenfell Tower, highlighting the repetition of history in the institutional silence and lack of accountability.

Raymond is a British Jamaican poet and winner of the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize. Jay is a London-based writer and activist. Jay’s multimedia performance piece Surge: Side A was the winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2018.

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