Obsidian Presents: Raymond Antrobus 'All the Names Given'
Push The Boat Out: Edinburgh’s International Poetry Festival
Summerhall - Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Poetry is a space of dissonance and reckoning. In this event presented by the Obsidian Foundation, a retreat for black poets who want to advance their writing practice, Raymond Antrobus does us the unique honour of launching his most recent publication, All the Names Given.
Antrobus's accolades are endless: In 2019 he became the first-ever poet to be awarded the Rathbone Folio Prize for best work of literature in any genre. He has been shortlisted for the Griffin Prize and Forward Prize and also received the Ted Hughes Award, The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize, PBS Winter Choice, A Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, Somerset Maugham Award and The Guardian Poetry Book Of The Year Award.
Join us as Malika Booker and Nick Makoha launch All the Names Given with Antrobus, interrogating identity, language, memory, place, and (mis)communication. This event will be BSL signed.