Raymond Antrobus is an award winning British-Jamaican poet, performer, editor, educator and co-curator of Chill Pill. He is born and bred in East London, Hackney and is one of the world's first recipients of an MA in Spoken Word education from Goldsmiths University. In 2017 he was awarded 1 of 3 inaugural Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships and is a Complete Works 3 fellow.
His first pamphlet - Shapes & Disfigurements Of Raymond Antrobus (2012) - is published by Burning Eye Books. His second pamphlet, To Sweeten Bitter (2017) is published by Outspoken Press. His debut poetry collection, 'The Perseverance' will be published by Penned In The Margins (2018).
Raymond is co-curator of popular London poetry events Chill Pill (Soho Theatre and The Albany) and Keats House Poets. Raymond’s poetry has appeared on BBC 2, BBC Radio 4, The Big Issue, The Jamaica Gleaner, The Guardian and at TedxEastEnd.
“His monologues are stunning studies of voice and substance, and his lyric poems are graceful and finely crafted” - Kwame Dawes