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Jun 05, 2012
| ISBN 9780375712067
Jun 05, 2012
| ISBN 9780307958747
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Jun 05, 2012 | ISBN 9780375712067
Jun 05, 2012 | ISBN 9780307958747
Now in paperback, the powerful selected work of Simon Armitage, the most distinctive poetic voice of contemporary Britain.Simon Armitage is arguably the leading British poet of the past twenty years. His knowledge of the English just as they are (“a gentleman farmer / living on reduced means, a cricketer’s widow, / sowing a kitchen garden with sweet peas”), his colloquial Yorkshire wit and eye for situational ironies, his ability to steal up on us with the surreal while capturing the ordinary speech of everyday life: these qualities place him at the forefront of British poetry today. This slim volume is the perfect introduction to his work for newcomers, or the ideal selection for longtime readers to keep on the bedside table.
Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published eleven collections of poetry, including Seeing Stars, Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989 –… More about Simon Armitage
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