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'Give' by Simon Armitage (Poetry Analysis)

Armitage highlights the selfishness and absurdity of our attitudes towards the homeless by having a homeless person speak them

‘Give’ by Simon Armitage

Of all the public places, dear… 477 more words


Great Names - Great Speeches

18 January 2016 was Martin Luther King Day in the United States of America. If you want to find out more about King and other well-known figures then the… 155 more words

An interview with William Thirsk-Gaskill, who is trying to do it in the style of David Bowie

Simon Armitage (for it is he)***: I am talking to William Thirsk-Gaskill, the celebrated writer of short fiction, and powerhouse of West Yorkshire performance poetry. 413 more words

My 2015 poetry highlights

2015 was a great year for reading and listening to poetry. Here are some of my highlights:

  1. Nancy Campbell‘s ‘Esulleraappoq/Hide and Seek’ (in Disko Bay,
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Today is the 9th day of Christmas and ’tis still the season to be jolly.

It has been an eventful time.  My true love and I have celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary, and I like to think of us as a pair of  carthorses pulling the Waggon of Marriage up the Steep Hill of Compromise. 379 more words

The Parking Ticket (meeting (very briefly) the poet Simon Armitage on New Year's Day).

It wasn’t the most poetic of settings. Just a car park in the rain.

Stoked with New Year bonhomie I’d already ┬ádecided to pass my ticket on to somebody. 114 more words


Sunday Sustenance (Poetry For The Soul), #42, 2015


It was Christmas at Camelot – King Arthur’s court,

where the great and the good of the land had gathered,

all the righteous lords of the ranks of the Round Table… 175 more words