Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 39 | Sept 2019 | Raymond Antrobus The Perseverance -Reviewed

Raymond Antrobus The Perseverance -Reviewed

published by Penned in the Margins.

Reviewed by Richard Lance Keeble

In this remarkable debut collection, the recent winner of the prestigious Ted Hughes Prize, Raymond Antrobus, actually dares to ‘silence’ Hughes’ poem ‘Deaf School’ in quite a shocking way. Over two pages, he simply erases it with 34 thick black lines – and then comes his own poem (of just 17 lines) titled ‘After Reading “Deaf School” by the Mississippi River’. Here, Antrobus cleverly appropriates some of Hu...


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