Tate Modern Performance

Apples and Snakes presents Raymond Antrobus

Photography by Tenee Attoh

Join winner of the Ted Hughes Award 2018, poet, educator, curator and editor, reading from his latest poetry collection

The Perseverance (Penned in the Margins) explores wide-ranging themes from deafness and race to dementia, death and masculinity. Raymond’s poems range across history and continents creating new hybrid territories. The Perseverance is The Guardian and The Sunday Times Poetry Book of the Year 2018.
Raymond will read from his work, followed by a Q&A and book signing. This performance will be BSL interpreted.


Raymond Antrobus was born in London, to an English mother and Jamaican father, he is the author of Shapes & Disfigurements, To Sweeten Bitter and The Perseverance. In 2018 he was awarded ‘The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize’, for his poem ‘Sound Machine’. He is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Complete Works 3 and Jerwood Compton. He is also one of the world’s first recipients of an MA in Spoken Word education from Goldsmiths University. Raymond is a founding member of Chill Pill and Keats House Poets Forum and is a board member at The Poetry School.

Presented by Apples and Snakes

Tate Modern

East Room, Natalie Bell Building, Level 6

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

26 April 2019 at 19.00–20.00