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In Praise of Poetry Weekends

I’m home again but off to Octavia’s shortly for supper and to celebrate her mum’s 94th birthday, so this will of necessity be a quick, photoless post. 746 more words


Review: Simon Armitage at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

Simon Armitage (2017) The Unaccompanied. London: Faber and Faber

Simon Armitage (2017) Mansions in the Sky. Branwell Brontë Exhibit.Bronte Parsonage Museum. Haworth, West Yorkshire.

They say you should never meet your heroes but upon hearing the The Brontë Parsonage Museum was hosting Simon Armitage it was hard to resist. 1,212 more words


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World Poetry Day

Today Facebook reminded me of a photo I posted last year in honor of World Poetry Day. The poem in question was Sylvia Plath’s The Swarm… 174 more words

Writer's Life

Last Week's Reading: February 26 - March 4

Pearl, translated by Simon Armitage: One rainy day, three or four years ago, our son had mercifully decided to nap and we, exhaustion-stunned, took to our computers and came across… 623 more words

Recommended Reading


This does so many things well.

Simon Armitage

Because I’d done wrong I was sent to hell,
down black steps to the airless tombs… 320 more words


Bookish Links -- February 2017


10 of the Best Simon Armitage Poems Everyone Should Read

The best poems by Simon Armitage

Since his debut collection, Zoom!, appeared in 1989 when he was still in his mid-twenties, Simon Armitage has become one of the most feted, read, and studied contemporary English poets. 884 more words