In 2019 Raymond Antrobus was named the Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year and his debut collection The Perseverance won the Rathbones Folio Prize, the first time a poet has won this prestigious award. He was also the recipient of the Ted Hughes Award, a Somerset Maugham Award and Poetry Book Society choice.
Born in Hackney in 1986, Antrobus still lives in London, where he works as a writer and teacher. He has led workshops in D/deaf schools across the country, as well as in prisons; and a local school in Hackney has recently named a new building after him.
Hosted by Kate Clanchy, celebrated teacher, prize winning poet and author of the recent bestseller "Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me' and the forthcoming ‘How to Grow a Poem.’
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