Jericho Brown, Rachel Long, Raymond Antrobus & Safiya Sinclair
MLF and Picador present four stunning, innovative poets whose work speaks to the times we are living in. Jericho Brown’s Pulitzer Prize winning collection The Testament considers the normalisation of evil and explores masculinity, fatherhood and freedom. It also introduces the duplex, a new poetic form. Rachel Long’s superb debut My Darling from the Lions, shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, examines relationships between a mother and her daughter, between friends, between lovers; considering the legacy of girlhood. Jamaican poet Safiya Sinclair’s incredible debut Cannibal uses The Tempest to frame explorations of colonialism and its legacy, womanhood, otherness and exile. The collection won numerous awards on publication in the USA, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Addison M. Metcalf Award and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. British-Jamaican and D/deaf poet Raymond Antrobus’ first collection The Perseverance won The Ted Hughes Award, The Rathbones Folio Prize and the Young Writer of the Year Award. New to the Picador list, Raymond will showcase forthcoming material.
Presented in partnership with Picador and hosted by Scottish Makar and MLF Patron Jackie Kay.
Approximate running time 75 minutes
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