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Short and Sweet
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Short and Sweet

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

Short and Sweet is an inspiring anthology arranged to show how the short poem, defined here as no longer than thirteen lines - and sometimes a lot shorter than that - can tell a story, present a complex argument, and be packed...

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

Preserved on a single surviving manuscript dating from around 1400, composed by an anonymous master, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was rediscovered only 200 years ago, and published for the first time in 1839.

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Walking Home
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Walking Home

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

One summer, Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way - a challenging 256-mile route usually approached from south to north, with the sun, wind and rain at your back.

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Walking Away
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Walking Away

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

From the surreal pleasure dome of Minehead Butlins to a smoke-filled roundhouse on the Penwith Peninsula then out to the Isles of Scilly and beyond, the author tackles this personal Odyssey with all the poetic reflection and...

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Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014
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Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

When Simon Armitage burst on to the poetry scene in 1989 with his spectacular debut Zoom!, readers were introduced to an exceptional new talent who would reshape the landscape of contemporary poetry in the years to come.

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Pearl
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Pearl

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

A new version of the Middle English poem Pearl, from the acclaimed poet and translator of Gawain and the Green Knight. Simon Armitage's version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight garnered front-page reviews across two...

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The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead: Adapted for the Stage
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The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead: Adapted for the Stage

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

The Cyclops, the Sirens, witches, whirlpools and flesh-eating armies must all be overcome in the struggle for survival and the long voyage back home. Simon Armitage's The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead premiered at the...

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Kid
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Kid

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

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...

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Selected Poems of Simon Armitage
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Selected Poems of Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

Chosen by Simon Armitage himself from his poetry to date, Selected Poems includes work from six published volumes, from Zoom! (1989) through to the poem commissioned for the Millennium, Killing Time (1999).

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Cloudcuckooland
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Cloudcuckooland

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

From his home in a West Yorkshire village proverbially associated with cuckoos, Simon Armitage has been probing the night sky with the aid of a powerful Russian telescope.

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Tyrannosaurus Rex versus the Corduroy Kid
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Tyrannosaurus Rex versus the Corduroy Kid

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

Engaging above all with the matter of England in the here and now Simon Armitage focuses his attention on the conflicts within society today. The result is his wittiest, most alertly combative and impassioned collection to date.

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Seeing Stars
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Seeing Stars

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

Celebrities and nobodies, all come to the ball. The storyteller who steps in and out of this human tapestry changes, trickster-style, from poem to poem, but retains some identifying traits: the melancholy of the less deceived,...

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Homer's Odyssey
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Homer’s Odyssey

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

Originally commissioned for BBC Radio, Simon Armitage recasts Homer's epic as a series of dramatic dialogues. His version bristles with the economy, wit and guile that we have come to expect from one of the most individual voices...

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Book of Matches
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Book of Matches

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

Losing none of the exuberance which has become a hallmark of Simon Armitage's poetry, these poems are more personal. The book is divided into three sections - the Book of Matches which are sonnets, Becoming of Age and Reading...

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Kid
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Kid

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

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...

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