Your Space Or Mine
Roger Robinson: Poetry for the people
Roger Robinson’s poems inspire and console, they bear witness, they punch with a righteous indignation and tell of grief, both plangent and whispered. It’s prosody born of the streets of Brixton, the white sands and green hills of Trinidad as well as – no surprise given he was awarded the T S Elliot Prize in 2019 – the richness of very many poetic forms. Robinson’s work honours caringly, wittily, adroitly, in the words of fellow poet Raymond Antrobus, the best and the hardest part of living.
The BUILDHOLLYWOOD family are hugely pleased that Robinson has agreed to our displaying two poems from his recent collection ‘A Portable Paradise’ (pub. by Peepal Tree Press) on the streets of the UK. This duo of strikingly designed posters is the latest Your Space Or Mine project which gives artists and creatives a platform on the street.