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Kid by Simon Armitage
Book DescriptionKid 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 force.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571166077
(197mm x 130mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 3-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Simon Armitage
Pearl, Paperback (March 2017)
From the acclaimed translator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a spellbinding new translation of this classic allegory of grief and consolation.
Unaccompanied, Hardback (March 2017)
Documents a world on the brink, a world of unreliable seasons and unstable coordinates, where Odysseus stalks the aisles of cut-price supermarkets in search of direction, where the star of Bethlehem rises over industrial Yorkshire, and where alarm bells for ailing communities go unheeded or unheard.
Last Days of Troy, Paperback (October 2016)
Presents the classical tale with all the flare, wit and engagement that we have come to expect from the most distinctive of contemporary authors, and in so doing brought Odysseus' return from the Trojan War memorably to life.
100 Prized Poems, Paperback (September 2016)» View all books by Simon Armitage
A series highlighting the works commended annually for the prestigious Forward Prizes. It brings together the best poems published over a quarter century in twenty-five editions of the Forward books of poetry. It includes both familiar names - Simon Armitage, Jackie Kay, Derek Walcott - and fresh voices - Kate Tempest, Kei Miller and Emily Berry.
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Author Biography - Simon Armitage
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 Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014 and his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007). He also writes extensively for television and radio and is the author of two novels and the non-fiction bestsellers All Points North (1998) Walking Home (2012), and Walking Away (2015). His theatre works include The Last Days of Troy, performed at Shakespeare's Globe in 2014. In 2010 he received the CBE for services to poetry and in 2015 was appointed Professor of Poetry at Oxford University.
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