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Paper Aeroplane by Simon Armitage

Paper Aeroplane is a collection of Simon Armitage’s poems from 1989 till 2014. This collection ticked off my first topic of the 2015 Book Challenge – A book solely based off it’s cover. 248 more words

2015 Book Challenge

That time I met Simon Armitage

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost

I needed to say something but I thought I would cry and if I cried I’d need to explain and that would be hard so I didn’t really say anything.

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Book of the Week: Zoom!

Simon Armitage was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and grew up in the nearby village of Marsden. He studied Geography at Portsmouth Polytechnic before completing his MA at Manchester University and has been Professor of Poetry at Sheffield University since 2011. 316 more words


StAnza 2015 Pre-Fest Book Group

With tickets for StAnza 2015 now on sale, more good news for poetry lovers living in and around St Andrews. We are delighted that once again in association with the University of St Andrews’ Open Association, we are offering free places at our pre-festival Poetry Book Group sessions. 199 more words

Week 71: Books for Parties

Well, that was fun. A period of intense research has produced definitive answers to the important questions, ‘How many people can we squeeze round the table while still leaving room for them to be able to move their arms enough to eat and drink?’; ‘what is the correct thing to do with an excess of tree decorations?’ (no, I didn’t think such a thing as ‘too many tree decorations’ was possible either, but it turns out that it is); and ‘could this become the sort of family that plays board games without gnawing off our own arms with boredom?’ The answers, incidentally, are twelve – and a jolly festive affair it was too; set up a second tree for the dogs (duh); and yes! 896 more words

#FF Poem of the Week

We love this poem, as frequenters of Poundland! It’s in the collection Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014

Poundland by Simon Armitage

Came we then to the place abovementioned, 377 more words


For the love of...

Apart from reading, and reading widely, another good tip for a poet is to subscribe to some poetry journals and writing magazines, to also help keep them appraised of the latest events in the literary world.   270 more words