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Simon Armitage


Born
in West Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
May 26, 1963

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Simon Armitage, whose The Shout was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, has published ten volumes of poetry and has received numerous honors for his work. He was appointed UK Poet Laureate in 2019

Armitage's poetry collections include Book of Matches (1993) and The Dead Sea Poems (1995). He has written two novels, Little Green Man (2001) and The White Stuff (2004), as well as All Points North (1998), a collection of essays on the north of England. He has produced a dramatised version of Homer's Odyssey and a collection of poetry entitled Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus The Corduroy Kid (which was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize), both of which were published in July 2006. Many of Armitage's poems appear in the AQA (Assessment
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Average rating: 3.93 · 15,407 ratings · 2,156 reviews · 119 distinct worksSimilar authors
Walking Home: A Poet's Journey

3.72 avg rating — 2,159 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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Kid

3.76 avg rating — 548 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
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All Points North

3.86 avg rating — 502 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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Walking Away

3.69 avg rating — 515 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Selected Poems

4.03 avg rating — 456 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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The Odyssey: A Dramatic Ret...

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Seeing Stars

3.91 avg rating — 413 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Paper Aeroplane: Poems 1989...

4.09 avg rating — 352 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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Sir Gawain and the Green Kn...

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Book of Matches

4.24 avg rating — 313 ratings — published 1993 — 3 editions
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“This misfortune you find is of your own manufacture.
Keep hold of what you have, it will harm no other,
for hatred comes home to the hand that chose it.”
Simon Armitage, The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation

“You’re beautiful because when you were born, undiscovered planets lined up to peep over the rim of your cradle and lay gifts of gravity and light at your miniature feet”
Simon Armitage

“And wonder, dread and war
have lingered in that land
where loss and love in turn
have held the upper hand.”
Simon Armitage, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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