The Poetry Book Society have announced their PBS Winter Selections, featuring a range of unique voices. We're delighted to see a recommendation for our Poetry Librarian Chris McCabe as well as see regular library user Raymond Antrobus coming out on top!
The PBS Choice goes to Raymond Antrobus, whose first full collection The Perseverance is published by independent press Penned in the Margins.
Raymond Antrobus was born in London, Hackney to an English mother and Jamaican father, and is the author of To Sweeten Bitter as well as The Perseverance. 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'.
Raymond Antrobus, The Perseverance, Penned in the Margins
Carrie Etter, The Weather in Normal, Seren
Kathleen Jamie, Selected Poems, Picador
Chris McCabe, The Triumph of Cancer, Penned in the Margins
Roy McFarlane, The Healing Next Time, Nine Arches Press
John Agard, The Coming of the Little Green Man, Bloodaxe
Wild Card: Sophie Robinson, Rabbit, Boiler House Press
Translation Choice: David Constantine, Hölderlin, Bloodaxe