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The perseverance

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    The Perseverance is the remarkable debut book by British-Jamaican poet Raymond Antrobus. Ranging across history and continents, these poems operate in the spaces in between, their haunting lyrics creating new, hybrid territories. The Perseverance is a book of loss, contested language and praise, where elegies for the poet’s father sit alongside meditations on the d/Deaf experience.

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    • Aunt Beryl Meets Castro
    • My Mother Remembers
    • Jamaican British
    • Ode to My Hair
    • Perseverance
    • I Move Through London like a Hotep
    • Sound Machine
    • Dear Hearing World
    • `Deaf School' by Ted Hughes
    • After Reading `Deaf School' by the Mississippi River
    • For Jesula Gelin, Vanessa Previl and Monique Vincent
    • Conversation with the Art Teacher (a Translation Attempt)
    • Ghost of Laura Bridgeman Warns Helen Keller About Fame
    • Mechanism of Speech
    • Doctor Marigold Re-evaluated
    • Shame of Mable Gardiner Hubbards
    • Two Guns in the Sky for Daniel Harris
    • To Sweeten Bitter
    • I Want the Confidence of
    • After Being Called a Fucking Foreigner in London Fields
    • Closure
    • Maybe I Could Love a Man
    • Samantha
    • Thinking of Dad's Dick
    • Miami Airport
    • His Heart
    • Dementia
    • Happy Birthday Moon.
    Genre: Poetry
    Original Publisher: London, Penned in the Margins
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 1908058528, 9781908058522
    Collection(s)/Series: Griffin Poetry Prize 2019