Raymond Antrobus

Raymond Antrobus was born in London to an English mother and Jamaican father, and is the author of 'To Sweeten Bitter' (Out-Spoken Press) and 'The Perseverance' (Penned In The Margins) which was awarded the UK Poetry Book Society’s ‘Winter Choice’ in 2018 and was named a poetry book of the year by The Guardian and The Sunday Times as well as being awarded the Ted Hughes award in 2019. He’s also the author of children’s picture book, ‘Bears Can Ski’, which will be published by Walker Books and illustrated by Polly Dunbar in April 2020. His poetry has previously been published in POETRY, The Poetry Review, Poets.org, The Deaf Poets Society, News Statesman, The Guardian among others.He is a founding member of 'Chill Pill' and 'Keats House Poets Forum' and the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Complete Works 3 and Jerwood Compton Poetry. He is also one of the world's first recipients of an MA in Spoken Word education from Goldsmiths University. In 2018 he was awarded 'The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize' (judged by Ocean Vuong)