All the Names Given

with Vicky Macleroy.

Raymond Antrobus’s much anticipated second collection of poems continues his investigation into language,  miscommunication, place and memory. The poems travel through space, shifting through England, South Africa, Jamaica and the American South and move fluently from family history through the lust of adolescence, and finally into a vivid and complex array of marriage poems – with the poet older, wiser, and more accepting of love’s fragility.

This is a timely, humane and tender book from one of the most important young poets of his generation.

In 2019, Raymond Antrobus became the first ever poet to be awarded the Rathbone Folio prize for the best work in literature of any genre. In 2022, his poetry was added to the GCSE Literature syllabus.

Raymond will be discussing his work with Dr Vicky Macleroy who was Head of the MA Creative Writing and Education programme that Raymond studied at Goldsmiths, University of London.