The Perseverance

Raymond Antrobus (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Tin House Books
Publish Date
March 30, 2021
Pages
96
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781951142421

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About the Author

Raymond Antrobus FRSL was born in London to an English mother and Jamaican father. He was awarded the 2017 Geoffrey Dearmer Prize, judged by Ocean Vuong, as well as the 2019 Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award. His second full-length collection of poems, All The Names Given, is forthcoming from Tin House and Picador in 2021. Raymond is currently based between London and Oklahoma City.

Reviews

The Perseverance is an insightful, frank and intimate rumination on language, identity, heritage, loss and the art of communication. . . . These are courageous autobiographical poems of praise, difficulties, testimony and love.--Malika Booker, author of Pepper Seed
Innovative and urgent. . . . Deserves a wide readership.--BookPage
At every turn, Antrobus pushes back against flattening, against the tidy narrative--an invidious Ted Hughes poem gets radically revised, an aunt's misheard utterance becomes 'a faint fog horn, a lost river.' It's magic, the way this poet is able to bring together so much--deafness, race, masculinity, a mother's dementia, a father's demise--with such dexterity.--Kaveh Akbar
It channels Danez Smith, Malika Booker and Caroline Bird, in formal poems, erasures, free verse, innovative use of Makaton symbols, translation, prose, and a blackout version of Ted Hughes' 'Deaf School'; probably the best poem I read all year, and it doesn't even have any words in it.--Will Barrett, Poetry School
The Perseverance relates Antrobus's experiences of being biracial and d/Deaf in sharp and beautiful poems. . . . These poems are expressive and beautiful and will leave readers thinking differently about sound and silence.--BuzzFeed
The Perseverance is an insightful, frank and intimate rumination on language, identity, heritage, loss and the art of communication. . . . These are courageous autobiographical poems of praise, difficulties, testimony and love.--Malika Booker, author of Pepper Seed
Emotionally textured and sonically charged. . . . the poem ['Sound Machine'] gyrates through interrogations of grief and ancestry twinned with a brooded meditation on masculinity and selfhood.--Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
This book is a gift, for how it repurposes my understanding of treacherous feelings, and shapes them into something worth sticking around for.--Hanif Abdurraqib, author of A Fortune For Your Disaster
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
Antrobus's evocative, musical honesty is unforgettable.--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Antrobus can be gentle, tactile, and pointed in this book--which collects into an affirmation, a pronouncement.--The Millions
The Perseverance relates Antrobus's experiences of being biracial and d/Deaf in sharp and beautiful poems. . . . These poems are expressive and beautiful and will leave readers thinking differently about sound and silence.--BuzzFeed