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  • All Points Northby Simon Armitage

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.98

    All Points North is part-memoir and part-excursion. Charting the rugged and uneven terrain of a writer's formative years - from tax problems to probation to American tours, football to family to running away to Iceland - Simon Armitage explores growing up and being Northern. It's about humour, language, writing, film, houses, homes, time wasters,... more...

  • Book of Matchesby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.99

    '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 to... more...

  • Cloudcuckoolandby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • The Dead Sea Poemsby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • The Death of King Arthurby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    The Alliterative Morte Arthure - the title given to a four-thousand line poem written sometime around 1400 - was part of a medieval Arthurian revival which produced such masterpieces as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Sir Thomas Malory's prose Morte D'Arthur . Like Gawain , the Alliterative Morte Arthure is a unique manuscript (held... more...

  • Gigby Simon Armitage

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.98

    A poet is a rock star without the sex'n'drugs, or the rock'n'roll. But that never stopped Simon Armitage dreaming, and in Gig , he explores how music and the muse intertwine in work and in life. Crammed with stories, anecdotes, jokes, absurdities, the odd informal homily, pitfalls and pratfalls (not all the author's own), Yorkshire life and death,... 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...

  • Kidby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.65

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

  • The Last Days of Troyby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    Simon Armitage is rightly celebrated as one of the country's most original and engaging poets; but he is also an adaptor and translator of some of our most important epics, such as <i>Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Death of King Arthur </i>and Homer's <i>Odyssey</i>. The latter, originally... more...

  • The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Deadby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57

    <p>A high-ranking government minister with a colourful past is sent on a diplomatic mission to Istanbul. When his trip ends up in a bar room brawl, he becomes Europe's most wanted man overnight. Chased by the authorities, damned by religious leaders, pursued by those looking for vengeance and head-hunted by fanatics, his odyssey begins. </p><p>Plunged... more...