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The Fifth and Final Stanza Stone

I had never been through a coniferous wood like this before. Trees are arranged in lines, there is no light and everything green is fluorescent green. 142 more words

The Fourth Stanza Stone

This stone, found amongst purple heather on Ilkley Moors, marks what seems the start of a stream running down a hill. 102 more words

The Third Stanza Stone

This stanza stone is hidden on Pule Hill, Marsden. Marsden is where Simon Armitage grew up. He is a poet I first came across in the AQA GCSE anthology ‘Moon on the Tides’, with ‘Harmonium’ and ‘The Manhunt’, and saw relatively recently reading at the Southbank Centre for National Poetry Day 2013. 269 more words


Yorkshire writer Simon Armitage wrote a poem Evening about the passing of time, and of life. You should check out his stuff. He writes as he speaks; softly and with thought. 259 more words


Tuesday: Poem of the Week

The poem I chose this week directly correlates to something I found myself a part of because of Uni. I recently organised a World Book Night event with two classmates of mine and we invited Simon Armitage to speak at our university-based event to which he kindly replied that he would. 189 more words


The Second Stanza Stone

The Mist Stone

On the journey to this brilliant stanza stone just outside Oxenhope, I travelled through the birthplace of Ted Hughes, Mytholmroyd, and near the grave of Sylvia Plath near Hebden Bridge. 408 more words

The Incredible Literary Heritage of Yorkshire

I think Yorkshire is amazing. Not just for its hills, people, sheep, cities and wildlife but also for the great selection of authors and poets connected to this area. 160 more words