EVENT: The Poetry Book Society presents: Hannah Lowe & Raymond Antrobus

Sunday 17 July 2022, 6-7pm

Livestreamed and BSL interpreted


Belgrade Theatre, B2

Tickets: £10 / £8 (concs)

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Age guideline: 14+


Update, Saturday 16 July 2022: Due to illness, Hannah Lowe is no longer able to appear. Jo Bell will now be headlining this event along with Raymond Antrobus.


SkyLines is delighted to be working in association with The Poetry Book Society to present a very special evening of poetry from two of contemporary poetry’s most illuminating and widely acclaimed voices, Hannah Lowe and Raymond Antrobus – both of whom were recent PBS Choices and Recommendations for their current poetry collections.

Hannah Lowe’s recent Costa Book award-winning poetry collection The Kids reflects on coming of age in the riotous 80s and 90s and a decade teaching in an inner-city London sixth form, with compassionate and energetic sonnets creating fictionalised portraits of ‘The Kids’ at its heart. “a book to fall in love with – it’s joyous, it’s warm and it’s completely universal.” – Reeta Chakrabarti, Chair of Judges, 2021 Costa Book of the Year

Raymond Antrobus, winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer Award 2019, the Rathbone Folio Prize and the Ted Hughes Prize for Poetry with his debut The Perseverance, has recently published All The Names Given, a new collection of timely, humane and tender poems which The Guardian describes as “a deeply evocative collection that will linger in the reader’s mind.”


About the Speaker(s):

Hannah Lowe is a poet, memoirist and academic. Her latest book, The Kids, a Poetry Book Society ‘Choice’ for Autumn, won the Costa Poetry Award and the Costa Book of the Year, 2021. Her first poetry collection Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection. In September 2014, she was named as one of 20 Next Generation poets. Her family memoir Long Time, No See (Periscope, 2015) featured as Radio 4’s Book of the Week. Her second collection, Chan, is published by Bloodaxe. (2016). She teaches Creative Writing at Brunel University.

Raymond Antrobus is the author of To Sweeten Bitter, The Perseverance, All The Names Given and the children’s book Can Bears Ski? The Perseverance was awarded the Rathbone Folio Prize for best work of literature in any genre, a Ted Hughes award, a Sunday Times Young Writer of the year award, as well as being shortlisted for the Griffin Prize and Forward Prize, amongst other accolades. His latest collection, All The Names Given was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award, and the T.S Eliot Prize.

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Belgrade Theatre Coventry
Belgrade Square


17 Jul 2022


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


£10 / £8 (concs)