Selected Poems of Simon Armitage, Paperback Book
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This selection provides a perfect introduction to Armitage's work as well as offering a timely retrospective of one of the brightest stars of contemporary poetry. Made 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780571210763

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I didn't really like Simon Armitage, when I first came across his poetry. I've mentioned this before. I'm ready to give him more of a chance now, since I love his translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and rather liked his 'Book of Matches' collection.<br/><br/>My favourite poem from 'Book of Matches' isn't in here, which saddens me a little, because I want to have it. Just means I'll have to get a copy of that collection, I suppose!<br/><br/>I do love this. It's a good collection of his poetry. There are one or two poems that are quite similar, but the majority of them impress me in the way they put things just right. This one's a keeper.

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