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Mapping the Tale: image making and the narrative tradition

Quite early in my career as a painter I began examining ways to create narratives in my work. To begin with those developed from my own stories and were essentially biographical. 813 more words

Drawing

The book pile diminishes

A few months ago my book pile was at the point of toppling over. Now it needs replenishing. (Nothing like browsing and buying books to reenergise the soul). 769 more words

Musings

Getting Started Writing Poetry as a Career - Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage, a living writing poet, talks about his writing in 2010, and gives practical tips for writing poetry.

“I’ve always been interested in poetry because it’s so powerful: so few words, space on the page, and all around it.  

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16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence - Day 3

16 Days of Action – day 3

A few years ago – I think maybe the summer of 2014, I booked onto a residential poetry course with Ian Duhig and Ruth Padel at Ty Newydd. 542 more words

In Praise of Simon Armitage

“hold the page out like a work of art,
see for yourself, comb through it twice, three times,
look for your likeness in the lines but find… 1,157 more words

Poetry

"Thank You For Waiting" by Simon Armitage

For travelers, for those who wait in lines and in traffic, for those wasting away in  doctors’ offices, you are likely to appreciate this reading by Simon Armitage,  Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. 52 more words

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