From the publisher:
The Poetry Pook Society Choice
Winner of the Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer Award
Winner of the Ted Hughes Award
Winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize
Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award
Shortlisted for the Griffin Prize
Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection
Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize
Shortlisted for the Michael Murphy Prize
Poetry Book of the Year - The Guardian
Poetry Book of the Year - The Sunday Times
Book of the Year - The Poetry School
The Perseverance is the multi-award-winning debut 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.