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Black Roses is written as an elegy to Sophie Lancaster with poetry by Simon Armitage OBE, Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, spoken alongside the words of Sophie's mother Sylvia Lancaster OBE. The film (produced by the BBC Education Zone) moves seamlessly from Sylvia’s candid descriptions of Sophie’s life and death, to the haunting poetry and back again.

Black Roses is written as an elegy to Sophie Lancaster with poetry by Simon Armitage OBE, Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, spoken alongside the words of Sophie's mother Sylvia Lancaster OBE. The film (produced by the BBC Education Zone) moves seamlessly from Sylvia’s candid descriptions of Sophie’s life and death, to the haunting poetry and back again.

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.

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.

Walking Away by Simon Armitage http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0571298354/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_oEbTvb0R3KYEV

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

Power and Conflict Poems - Remains by Simon Armitage pt. 2

Power and Conflict Poems - Remains by Simon Armitage pt. 2

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

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

The Oxford professor of poetry on returning to ‘exotic’ Leeds, why he’s glad he didn’t study English at university, and the future of literature

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

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Power and Conflict Poems - Remains by Simon Armitage pt. 1

Power and Conflict Poems - Remains by Simon Armitage pt. 1

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

Happy - here's a photo of Simon Armitage nibbling a pen. by culturewhisper

The Family of Man by Barbara Hepworth, Snape Maltings, Suffolk

These bronze figures make for magnificent viewing: imposing, primeval, totemic, the poet Simon Armitage once described their block-like forms as "full of beautiful possibility".

The UK's best sculptures of women - in pictures

A climate change poem for today: Last Snowman by Simon Armitage

A climate change poem for today: Last Snowman by Simon Armitage

Shards of ice float in a shallow lake atop the Greenland ice sheet east of Ilulissat; Daniel Beltra x wallpaper/ background for iPad mini/ air/ 2 / pro/ laptop

Simon Armitage: making poetry pay | Aida Edemariam

Simon Armitage: making poetry pay

The long read: In a culture that has consigned poetry to the margins, Armitage has become something very rare: a genuinely popular British poet. Aida Edemariam hits the road with the busiest man in verse