Paper Aeroplane

Paper Aeroplane

Paper Aeroplane: Poems 1989-2014 is the author's own selection from across a quarter-century of work, from his debut to the latest, uncollected work.

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571310685

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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When Simon Armitage burst on to the poetry scene in 1989 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, twenty-five years on, Simon Armitage's reputation as one of the nation's most original, most respected and best-loved poets seems secure. Paper Aeroplane: Poems 1989-2014 is the author's own selection from across a quarter-century of work, from his debut to the latest, uncollected work. Drawing upon all of his award-winning poetry collections, including Kid, Book of Matches, The Universal Home Doctor and Seeing Stars, this generous selection provides an essential gathering of this most thrilling of poets, and is key reading for students and general readers alike.
Categories: Poetry

Paper Aeroplane

Paper Aeroplane

Paper Aeroplane: Poems 1989-2014 is the author's own selection from across a quarter-century of work, from his debut to the latest, uncollected work.

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571353398

Category: English poetry

Page: 248

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When Simon Armitage burst on to the poetry scene in 1989 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 1989-2014 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.
Categories: English poetry

The Unaccompanied

The Unaccompanied

The Unaccompanied documents a world on the brink, a world of unreliable seasons and unstable coordinates, where Odysseus stalks the aisles of cut-price supermarkets in search of direction, where the star of Bethlehem rises over industrial ...

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571333868

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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'The most popular English poet since Larkin.' Sunday Times After more than a decade and following his celebrated adventures in drama, translation, travel writing and prose poetry, Simon Armitage's eleventh collection of poems heralds a return to his trademark contemporary lyricism. The pieces in this multi-textured and moving volume are set against a backdrop of economic recession and social division, where mass media, the mass market and globalisation have made alienation a commonplace experience and where the solitary imagination drifts and conjures. The Unaccompanied documents a world on the brink, a world of unreliable seasons and unstable coordinates, where Odysseus stalks the aisles of cut-price supermarkets in search of direction, where the star of Bethlehem rises over industrial Yorkshire, and where alarm bells for ailing communities go unheeded or unheard. Looking for certainty the mind gravitates to recollections of upbringing and family, only to encounter more unrecoverable worlds, shaped as ever through Armitage's gifts for clarity and detail as well as his characteristic dead-pan wit. Insightful, relevant and empathetic, these poems confirm The Unaccompanied as a bold new statement of intent by one of our most respected and recognised living poets. 'A writer who has had a game-changing influence on his contemporaries.' Guardian 'Armitage is that rare beast: a poet whose work is ambitious, accomplished and complex as well as popular.' Sunday Telegraph 'The best poet of his generation.' Craig Raine, Observer
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British Literature in Transition 1980 2000

British Literature in Transition  1980   2000

Ibid., p. 33. Ibid., p. 34. 46 47 Barry, Contemporary British Poetry and the City, p.
145. 48 Duffy, Collected Poems, p. 44. 49 Simon Armitage, Paper Aeroplane:
Selected Poems 19892014 (London: Faber & Faber, 2014), pp. 18–19. 50Ibid.,
pp.

Author: Eileen Pollard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108577571

Category: Literary Criticism

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The literature of twentieth-century Britain's final twenty years represents a crash course in transitional history. In the aftermath of the 1970s, the nation's hopes of becoming more efficient were high, leading to the fundamental domestic shake-up that was Margaret Thatcher's neoliberal revolution (1979–90). Following the end of the Cold War, Europe was undergoing radical rejuvenation, while the world as a whole began to thrive on new levels of connectivity and proximity brought through rapid advances in communication technology. Later, in the 1990s, Britons were asked to countenance not only internal devolution, but also the crystallisation of a brand-new European and global order. This volume shows how British literature recorded contemporaneous historical change. It traces the emergence and evolution of literary trends as well as enduring transitional shifts in genre, tone, style and thematic preoccupation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Kid

Kid

Kid gives us one of the liveliest poetic voices to have emerged in the last ten years.

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571202454

Category:

Page: 96

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This collection of poems includes the themes of domestic tension, law and order, submerged and exploding violence, and the anarchic strain in the human psyche. Simon Armitage is the author of Zoom .
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Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic

Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic

Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic represents the nature and scale of Armitage's work - it is an important reflection of his public engagement as a poet and the astonishing range of his interests and talents.

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571334988

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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Over the course of several years, Simon Armitage has written hundreds of poems for various projects, commissions, collaborations and events, which stand outside of his mainstream collections but now form a substantial body of work in their own right. They vary from single poems, such as 'Zodiac T Shirt', written to be performed at the launch of Beck's Song Reader, to the suite of ten poems about Branwell Brontë written at the time of the writer's bicentenary. Some have been published - such as the Walking Home and Walking Away poems - but the majority has not, and together they cover an eclectic array of subjects including sculpture, the environment, travel, drama, and media. Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic represents the nature and scale of Armitage's work - it is an important reflection of his public engagement as a poet and the astonishing range of his interests and talents.
Categories: Poetry

Still

Still

Still was co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, and Writers' Centre Norwich.

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher:

ISBN: 1911253131

Category:

Page: 74

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Simon Armitage has been commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Writers Centre Norwich to write a sequence of poems in response to 26 panoramic photographs of battlefields associated with the Battle of the Somme chosen from archives at Imperial War Museum, London. The Somme Offensive took place on the Western Front between July and November 1916, and is considered to be one of the bloodiest in British military history. Armitage has written thirty poems of between two and 20 lines that are versions of The Georgics by the Roman poet Virgil. Paired with black-and-white images that are a hundred years old, the contemporary words meld with the visual devastations of war to haunting effect."
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Pearl

Pearl

Pearl is an entrancing allegorical tale of grief and lost love, as the narrator is led on a Dantean journey through sorrow to redemption by his vanished beloved.

Author: S. ARMITAGE

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571302963

Category:

Page: 160

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Pearl

Pearl

This new work is an entrancing allegorical tale of grief and lost love, as the narrator is led on a Dantean journey through sorrow to redemption by his vanished beloved, Pearl.

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571302955

Category:

Page: 160

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Simon Armitage's acclaimed version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight garnered front-page reviews across two continents and confirmed his reputation as a leading translator. This new work is an entrancing allegorical tale of grief and lost love, as the narrator is led on a Dantean journey through sorrow to redemption by his vanished beloved, Pearl. Retaining all the alliterative music of the original, a Medieval English poem thought to be by the same anonymous author responsible for Gawain, Pearl is here brought to vivid and intricate life in care of one of the finest poets writing today.
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Xanadu

Xanadu

Dogs, snow and Hungarian dancers add further zest to Armitage's Xanadu. The book is illustrated with stills from the film.

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029174425

Category: English poetry

Page: 64

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These poems were written for a poem-film by Simon Armitage in the BBC 2 series Words on Film. The film is set on the Ashfield Valley Estate in Rochdale, Lancashire, which consisted of 26 alphabetically named flats. Ashfield Valley was in the process of being demolished as the poems were written and the film was being made. Simon Armitage was then working as a probation officer, and his first posting as a raw recruit was to Rochdale, where his patch included Ashfield Valley. Xanadu is his personal and imaginative response to the ill-starred estate, using highly innovative and strangely unsettling poetry and film techniques, assisted by contributions from the last surviving Ashfield tenants. Dogs, snow and Hungarian dancers add further zest to Armitage's Xanadu. The book is illustrated with stills from the film.
Categories: English poetry

On Cassette

On Cassette

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016894688

Category: Audiobooks

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Categories: Audiobooks

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033709612

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature