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We're so excited to announce our truly sensational PBS Winter Selections, featuring an electrifying range of established voices from Kathleen Jamie, Carrie Etter, Chris McCabe, Roy McFarlane and John Agard to more emerging talents such as Raymond Antrobus and Sophie Robinson.

For the first time ever, the PBS Choice goes to Raymond Antrobus, whose first full collection is published by the incredible independent press Penned in the Margins. 

Raymond Antrobus was born in London, Hackney to an English mother and Jamaican father, and is the author of To Sweeten Bitter and The Perseverance. He is a founding member of 'Chill Pill' and 'Keats House Poets Forum' and the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Complete Works 3 and Jerwood Compton Poetry. He is also one of the world's first recipients of an MA in Spoken Word education from Goldsmiths University. In 2018 he was awarded 'The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize'. Check out this video of Raymond in action.

PBS Choice:

Raymond Antrobus, The Perseverance, Penned in the Margins


Carrie Etter, The Weather in Normal, Seren

Kathleen Jamie, Selected Poems, Picador

Chris McCabe, The Triumph of Cancer, Penned in the Margins

Roy McFarlane, The Healing Next Time, Nine Arches Press

Special Commendation:

John Agard, The Coming of the Little Green Man, Bloodaxe

Wild Card: Sophie Robinson, Rabbit, Boiler House Press 

Translation Choice: David Constantine's Hölderlin, Bloodaxe.

PBS Members will receive their copies in mid-November with the PBS Bulletin. Join today to get your copies delivered to your door. Don't forget Charter Members get the Choice and all FOUR recommendations - the definitive poetry parcel for poetry fans!

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