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Roger Robinson: A Portable Paradise

The poems in A Portable Paradise express a fierce anger against injustice, but also convey the irrepressible sense that Roger Robinson cannot help but love people for their humour, oddity and generosity of spirit.

“Ranging from the most breath-taking poems about the Grenfell Tower fire to the most exquisitely moving poems about the premature birth of his son… His poems are deep, mature, moving and inventive” -Bernadine Evaristo, New Statesman

Roger Robinson is a writer and performer who lives between London and Trinidad. His first full poetry collection, The Butterfly Hotel, was shortlisted for The OCM Bocas Poetry Prize. A Portable Paradise, his second collection, won the 2019 TS Eliot Prize and the 2020 RSL Ondaatje Prize. He has toured extensively with the British Council and is a co-founder of both Spoke Lab and the international writing collective Malika’s Kitchen. He is an alumni of The Complete Works.

How to Watch:
In person at The Auditorium, The Storey
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19 Mar 2022


7:30 pm


The Storey Auditorium
Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Location 2

Online via Crowdcast

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