Raymond Antrobus (born 1986) is a British educator and poet of Jamaican heritage and deaf-spoken-word artist.
- Poetry has always been at the margins, and I think that because of its sidelining, this has been a part of its appeal…
- On poetry in “Interview | Raymond Antrobus” in the London Magazine (2019 Feb 20)
- Spoken Word poetry is an art form that fits me well because it enables me to bring all the layers of who I am into one space — A reader, writer, and performer…
- On his preferred poetry style in “Prose Interviews London Poet Raymond Antrobus” in Medium Magazine (2016 Mar 30)
- I can say poetry has certainly sharpened my senses and keeps me open to wonder about alternative realities, to be overly curious rather than overly ideological, it can be read as just a reminder that we have more senses than we have the words for, so perhaps we ought to revel in that if we are to truly live our lives in the light?
- On the impact that poetry has had on his life in “Deaf poetics: Conversation with Raymond Antrobus" (Poetry International; 2018 Oct 11)
- I try to root the language of my poetry in kindness, forgiveness, compassion and curiosity, that is the way I want to live, but of course that’s not to say anger and resentment and envy and other difficult emotions don’t make a noise in my work…
- On his preferred themes in “Deaf poetics: Conversation with Raymond Antrobus" (Poetry International; 2018 Oct 11)