Simon Armitage on returning to ‘exotic’ Leeds, why he’s glad he didn’t study English at university, and the future of literature

Simon Armitage on returning to ‘exotic’ Leeds, why he’s glad he didn’t study English at university, and the future of literature

Poets and Poems Simon Armitage translates "Pearl"

Poets and Poems Simon Armitage translates "Pearl"

Simon Armitage, punk rocker e poeta laureato - Il Giornale OFF

Simon Armitage, punk rocker e poeta laureato - Il Giornale OFF

British poet Simon Armitage has translated the late Middle English poem "Pearl," a beautiful poem about a father's grief and how he resolves it.

British poet Simon Armitage has translated the late Middle English poem "Pearl," a beautiful poem about a father's grief and how he resolves it.

Simon Armitage, click through to some of his early poems.

Stream Simon Armitage Live in Limerick 2004 by Limerick Writers' Centre from desktop or your mobile device

Walking Away ~ Simon Armitage - dovegreyreader scribbles

I am so off the pace with Simon Armitage, the probation officer turned poet and writer, that it is almost a crime (sorry) I watched an engaging and moving programme that he made about the centenary of the First World.

Odyssey : Missing Presumed Dead (Paperback) (Simon Armitage & Sue Roberts)

Odyssey : Missing Presumed Dead (Paperback) (Simon Armitage & Sue Roberts)

Rufus Sewell reads "9/11: Out Of The Blue" by Simon Armitage - 1/4 -- all four parts available on YouTube -- 9/11, 911

Rufus Sewell reads Simon Armitage's Out Of The Blue". Note: audio and video sync is slightly off.

Pearl : A new verse translation (Paperback) (Simon Armitage)

Pearl : A new verse translation (Paperback) (Simon Armitage)

"the asylum gates are locked and chained, but undone / by wandering thoughts and the close study of maps." Avalon by Simon Armitage (2013 Poetry Magazine)

The Death of King Arthur by Simon Armitage – review

"the asylum gates are locked and chained, but undone / by wandering thoughts and the close study of maps." Avalon by Simon Armitage Poetry Magazine)

"Walking Away: Further Travels with a Troubadour on the South West Coast Path" by Simon Armitage

"Walking Away: Further Travels with a Troubadour on the South West Coast Path" by Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage, Oxford Poetry Professor, Finds Inspiration in the Mundane - The New York Times

Simon Armitage, Oxford Poetry Professor, Finds Inspiration in the Mundane

Armitage, a former probation officer in Manchester, England, has endeared himself to the public by creating poems out of seemingly ordinary life.

Simon Armitage: The room isn't exactly a magical attic or atmospheric garret, but it's warm, quiet and connected to broadband. I have three desks. One's a sort of work-station: PC, printer etc, where I email, write prose, watch YouTube and gab on the phone. The second desk is notionally (laughably) for admin - letters, dealing with requests, ignoring threats and so on. The third is the writing desk, usually given over to a long-term project like a translation or dramatisation.

Writers' rooms: Simon Armitage

Northern Soul's Andy Murray speaks exclusively to poet Simon Armitage about his latest book, Walking Away, and his career thus far.

Northern Soul's Andy Murray speaks exclusively to poet Simon Armitage about his latest book, Walking Away, and his career thus far.

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