'difficult to put down'

Written by Eddie Saint-Jean for What's Hot London on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Robinson has little of the showiness of his counterparts and that may explain the dark horse factor. His work shows a preference for poignant simplicity and understatement rather than the kind of wordy showmanship more tied to thesaurus than soul. A Portable Paradise gives words to the unspoken and unspeakable in a way that truly sources the soul and with many of the poems about the Grenfell Disaster, he presents this sensitive subject in a relatable way yet without pandering to the diktats of contemporary form.