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Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage

·3.88·8,437 Ratings
“ Knock, And He'll open the door. Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun. Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens. Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything. ” ― Rumi
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  • All Points North

    1999·
    ·3.87·289 Ratings
    All Points North is part-memoir and part-excursion. Charting the rugged and uneven terrain of a writer's formative years - from tax problems to probation to American tours, football to family to running away to Iceland - Simon Armitage explores growing up
  • Selected Poems

    2001·
    ·4.01·351 Ratings
    This selection offers a timely retrospective of the contemporary poetry of Simon Armitage, and is a perfect introduction to his work.
  • Kid

    2002·
    ·3.8·350 Ratings
    Kid gives us one of the liveliest poetic voices to have emerged in the last ten years. Simon Armitage's inspired ear for the demotic and his ability to deal with subjects that many poets turn their backs on have marked him as a poet of originality and for
  • Book of Matches

    2001·
    ·4.34·180 Ratings
    'A firework display of technique, versatility and passion.' Independent on Sunday'The crafted sincerity of this potent, lyrical collection, in which an absolutely contemporary voice concisely expresses common concerns, is everything that poetry should be.
  • Walking Home: A Poet's Journey

    2012·
    ·3.66·1,001 Ratings
    In summer 2010 Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way. The challenging 256-mile route is usually approached from south to north, from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm, the other side of the Scottish border. He resolved to tackle it the o
  • Walking Away

    2015·
    ·3.65·200 Ratings
    Not content with walking the Pennine Way as a modern day troubadour, an experience recounted in his bestseller and prize-wining Walking Home, the restless poet has followed up that journey with a walk of the same distance but through the very opposite ter
  • Ted Hughes: Poems Selected by Simon Armitage

    2000·
    ·4.04·235 Ratings
    Right from the beginning, Ted Hughes (1930-98) wrote in a way that set him apart from his contemporaries, as Simon Armitage puts it in his introduction. By the time he published his final collection, 'Birthday Letters' in 1998, he had become a colossus on
  • Seeing Stars

    2011·
    ·3.91·262 Ratings
    A thrilling new collection from the hugely acclaimed British poet Simon Armitage. With its vivid array of dramatic monologues, allegories, and tall tales, this absurdist, unreal exploration of modern society brings us a chorus of unique and unforgettable
  • One for the Trouble: Book Slam Volume 1

    2011·
    ·3.81·47 Ratings
    One for the Trouble - Book Slam Volume One is Book Slam's first annual, a collection of newly commissioned stories and poetry from some of their illustrious alumni, available as hardback, eBook, Audiobook and, shortly, multiplatform app.
  • Gig: The Life and Times of a Rock-Star Fantasist. Simon Armitage

    2008·
    ·3.87·164 Ratings
    From punk to mod to New Romantic, and eventually to acclaimed poet, Simon Armitage writes about a life where music and poetry have been core.
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