British-Jamaican Raymond Antrobus is a spoken word poet and social commentator who was diagnosed with deafness at the age of six. He is the author of three poetry collections - Shapes & Disfigurements, To Sweeten Bitter, and his recently-published The Perseverance (Poetry Book Society Winter Choice 2018). He has won several awards and his poems have been published in POETRY, Poetry Review, New Statesman, and The Deaf Poets Society, as well as in a number of anthologies. Antrobus is a founding member of Chill Pill, which promotes spoken word poetry performances, and Keats House Poets Forum. He is a board member at The Poetry School. He has performed his poetry at a number of festivals, including Glastonbury, and won numerous poetry slams. He is coming to Aotearoa next month for LitCrawl Wellington.