When Simon Armitage Burst On To The Poetry Scene In With His Spectacular Debut Zoom , Readers Were Introduced To An Exceptional New Talent Who Would Reshape The Landscape Of Contemporary Poetry In The Years To Come Now, Armitage S Reputation As One Of The Nation S Most Original, Most Respected And Most Influential Poets Seems Secure Paper Aeroplane Poems Is The Author S Own Choice Of Work From Across A Quarter Century Of Publishing Drawing Upon All Of His Award Winning Poetry Collections, Including Kid, Book Of Matches, The Universal Home Doctor, Seeing Stars And The Unaccompanied, As Well As His Medieval Translations And Verse Dramas, Paper Aeroplane Represents A Generous And Thrilling Gathering Of Work From One Of Contemporary Poetry S Most Essential Voices
Simon Armitage, whose The Shout was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, has published ten volumes of poetry and has received numerous honors for his work He lives in England.Armitage s poetry collections include Book of Matches 1993 and The Dead Sea Poems 1995 He has written two novels, Little Green Man 2001 and The White Stuff 2004 , as well as All Points North 1998 , a collection of essays on the north of England He produced a dramatised version of Homer s Odyssey and a collection of poetry entitled Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus The Corduroy Kid which was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize , both of which were published in July 2006 Many of Armitage s poems appear in the AQA Assessment and Qualifications Alliance GCSE syllabus for English Literature in the United Kingdom These include Homecoming , November , Kid , Hitcher , and a selection of poems from Book of Matches, most notably of these Mother any distance His writing is characterised by a dry Yorkshire wit combined with an accessible, realist style and critical seriousness.
- 256 pages
- Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989–2014
- Simon Armitage
- 08 January 2018 Simon Armitage