Treloar Student publishes debut poetry collection
Reuben, a young man living in our Campbell Court independence flats and Treloar student, has published his first anthology.
Through these poems, Reuben breaks all the rules by deconstructing what it means to be black, disabled and bisexual.
His powerful poems are described by his publisher as:
an unflinching exploration of the social and emotional effects of living with disability, and growing up dealing with its mental and emotional ramifications
In his poetry Reuben eloquently expresses how it feels to be different and defined by your disability in a judgmental world.
I have been writing poems and songs since I was 16 due to the difficulties and adversity that I have faced during my life. The reason I want to publish my book is to share my experiences with growing up as a disabled black person in London being raised in a single parent household.
Reuben has real talent and is currently studying music at Alton College, supported by Treloar’s.
His command of language when discussing important topics such as race, disability and gender are second to none and we’d thoroughly recommend you check out his work!
His collection of six poems, titled “The Mindscape of Rue Breakers” is available now.
If you purchase this, you’ll also have the chance to see Reuben’s artistic talents as he designed the book sleeve. You can see the full image at purchase!