Roger Robinson is a writer who has performed worldwide. He is the winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize 2019 and the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2020, shortlisted for the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry 2020 and shortlisted for The OCM Bocas Poetry Prize, The Oxford Brookes Poetry Prize. His last poetry collection A Portable Paradise was a New Statesman book of the year. He was chosen by Decibel as one of 50 writers who have influenced the Black-British writing canon. His poetry has been featured in a number of prominent anthologies, including The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain and Bloodaxe’s Out of Bounds: British Black and Asian Poets.
He collaborated on Home Is Not A Place with writer and photographer Johny Pitts travelling the coastal circumference of England documenting Black communities in poems and photography.
He describes his latest book On Poetry as a workshop in book form for intermediate writers which addresses the jump from intermediate to advanced writing requiring new modes of artistic and poetic thought.