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Plumber Puce over Poetry Professor Pig’s Breakfast

World-famous poet Ronnie McLupin was beside himself with rage last night after hearing that Simon Arbitrage had been selected as Professor of Poetry by Oxford University instead of Ronnie. 72 more words


Wole Soyinka Loses On Becoming Oxford's Next Professor Of Poetry

Prof. Wole Soyinka has lost the race to be Oxford’s Professor of poetry to British poet, Simon Armitage.

Armitage, a popular poet and broadcaster, secured 1,221 votes – 301 more than his closest rival, Wole Soyinka. 190 more words

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The Rise & Rise of Simon Armitage

1987 it would have been. Peter Sansom – he of Smith/Doorstop and the Poetry Business – had invited me up to Huddersfield to do a reading at the library. 585 more words


The Unaccompanied: An Interview with Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage is a multi-award winning poet, playwright, and novelist. In light of his recent nomination for the post of Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, I spoke to him about what he would hope to bring to the role, writing collaboratively, and creating poetic voices. 2,637 more words

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Walking Away - Simon Armitage

Last year I read Simon Armitage’s Walking Home, his tale of how he walked the Pennine Way (well, most of it) the wrong way round (North to South as opposed to the usual direction). 427 more words


The first piece of travel writing?

Simon Armitage, in his book Walking Home (Faber & Faber 2012), put modern day walking projects into perspective when he looked back into history to find the earliest record of something similar. 280 more words


Nurtured in Storms

“Nurtured in storms the infant year” one of the poems (by Henry Pye)  shared in Poetry with Friends at The Mission on Tuesday May 26th. 194 more words