Roger Robinson is a fervent, generous poet. His most recent collection, “A Portable Paradise”, won both the 2019 T. S. Eliot Prize and the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize 2020 for a distinguished work evoking the spirit of a place – in this instance, post-Windrush Britain.
His poetry has been featured in a number of prominent anthologies, including “The Penguin Book of New Black Writing” in Britain and Bloodaxes’ “Out of Bounds: British Black and Asian Poets”. He is an alumni of The Complete Works, a national mentorship programme founded by Bernadine Evaristo MBE, and Robinson’s own work as an educator is now core to his practice. His workshops have been recognised by various organisations, including the Gulbenkian Museum Prize, and he is a co-founder of both Spoke-Lab and the international writing collective Malika’s Kitchen.