In the present day, Sunday twenty first March 2021, is World Poetry Day, so why not take a while out to indulge within the phrases of your favorite poet.
We discover it will probably assist put issues into perspective and permits a while for reflection.
The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus
My favorite guide of poetry this yr is The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus. Raymond’s deafness was identified fairly late, which meant that by the point he was 12, he had the studying and writing age of a six-year-old. This impacted his faculty and residential life.
In The Perseverance, Raymond stunning and intimately describes the unfairness he has skilled in opposition to deaf folks.
You possibly can hear (or learn) Raymond speak about The Perseverance under.
There are numerous thought-provoking poems within the assortment, a few of which you’ll hear (and skim) under. Pricey Listening to World is one in every of my favourites.
Discover out extra about Raymond Antrobus by visiting his Web site.
One other poet I’ve been launched to this yr is Steve Head, who is predicated in Paris, however has household on the Isle of Wight.
Steve’s ‘Within the lengthy grass’ was just lately set to soundscapes by Charlie and Jake at Echoes and Edges. The outcome, as you possibly can hear under, is just stunning.
We’re hoping that if the pandemic permits, Steve may be capable to come to the Island for Ventnor Fringe Festival this yr. We’ll let you understand if that occurs.
You possibly can comply with Steve over on his Facebook Page.
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