Poems Across Time and Place

Join us on Sunday, July 11, 2021 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm Central for a generative workshop with featured poet Raymond Antrobus. Workshop Description:
In this workshop we will read and discuss poems across time and place, poems that move through real and imagined worlds. We’ll examine the importance of emotional and factual truth and why we ought to be careful with what we do in poems to real people, known people. How do poets create atmosphere and details in their poems that are at once specific to their landscape and yet open enough to engage readers from elsewhere.

FEATURED POET: Raymond Antrobus is a British Jamaican poet and educator. His work includes the pamphlets ‘Shapes & Disfigurements’ (Burning Eye, 2012), To Sweeten Bitter (Out-Spoken Press, 2017), The Perseverance (Penned In The Margins / Tin House, 2018) and All the Names Given (Picador / Tin House, 2021). In 2020, Raymond was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 2019 he became the first ever poet to be awarded the Rathbone Folio Prize for best work of literature in any genre. Other awards include the Ted Hughes award, PBS Winter Choice, Sunday Times Young Writer Of The Year 2019, Somerset Maugham Award and The Guardian Poetry Book Of The Year 2018. He is based between London, UK and New Orleans, US.

Visit his website at: www.raymondantrobus.com.


Left side: The poet, a brown man sitting down, looking out of shot, hearing aid visible in left ear. 

Right side: The words “Open Mouth Presents: Raymond Antrobus July 11, 2021” in black letters superimposed over a light blue background. Availability of sign language interpretation is indicated by the presence of an icon showing two hands signing in the bottom right corner.