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  • Seeing Starsby Simon Armitage

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    A thrilling new collection from the hugely acclaimed British poet Simon Armitage. With its vivid array of dramatic monologues, allegories, and tall tales, this absurdist, unreal exploration of modern society brings us a chorus of unique and unforgettable voices. All are welcome at this twilit, visionary carnival: the man whose wife drapes a border-curtain... more...

  • Kidby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.65

    One of six wonderful collections published in celebration of Faber's rich poetry heritage. more...

  • Homer's Odysseyby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    One of the nation's most treasured poets breathes new life into a classic. more...

  • The Universal Home Doctorby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 13.11

    As the title implies, Simon Armitage's flesh-and-blood account of numerous personal journeys reads like a private encyclopaedia of emotion and health. Vivid and engaged, the poems range from the rainforests of South America to the deserts of Western Australia, but are set against the ultimate and most intimate of all landscapes, the human body. Equally,... more...

  • Cloudcuckoolandby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    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. The sequence of eighty-eight poems at the heart of CloudCuckooLand springs from this preoccupation, each poem receiving its title from one of the constellations, while turning out... more...

  • Book of Matchesby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    'A firework display of technique, versatility and passion.' Independent on Sunday 'The crafted sincerity of this potent, lyrical collection, in which an absolutely contemporary voice concisely expresses common concerns, is everything that poetry should be.' Times Literary Supplement 'The first poet of serious artistic intent since Philip Larkin... more...

  • The Dead Sea Poemsby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 13.11

    Simon Armitage is the most widely and unreservedly praised poet of his generation. The Dead Sea Poems, his fourth collection, culminates in a long visionary poem, 'Five Eleven Ninety Nine'. Elsewhere, questions of belief and trust, of identity and knowledge, dealt with as they occur in everyday domestic life, contribute to a picture of our contemporary... more...

  • Travelling Songsby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 7.28

    Simon Armitage once observed that there are two types of poems - those that try to work out the chemical equation for language, and those that tell stories and sings songs. These are very much the latter, a handful of lyrics and verses written over number of years, many being commissioned to celebrate or commemorate public events, others being part... more...

  • Selected Poems of Simon Armitageby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 14.57

    This selection provides a perfect introduction to Armitage's work as well as offering a 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... more...

  • Seeing Starsby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 10.19

    From the author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, comes a striking new collection. more...