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The Spelling - Simon Armitage

The Spelling

I left a spelling at my father’s house
written in small coins on his front step.
It said which star I was heading for next, 160 more words


Poetry In The News


Let’s see what’s on offer in the midst of the Doom And Gloom (aka News) today, then.

Jaspreet Kaur, secondary school teacher by profession, slam poet by passion, here is a voice for inspiring women and affecting social change. 117 more words


Seeing the Light with Mona Arshi (and the length with Simon Armitage).

I recently ran some workshops for students and was lucky enough to have Mona Arshi lead two of the sessions. Mona is a great advocate of the role of ‘form’ in poetry – consciously working on such things as line length, metre and phrasing in ways which may seem clear to seasoned practitioners, but to those just beginning to write poems can be new and demanding. 428 more words


An Analysis of the language and imagery in Remains by Simon Armitage

In the last post, I looked at the context, form and structure in Simon Armitage’s poem Remains which is in AQA’s GCSE English Literature ‘Power and Conflict’ Anthology. 3,997 more words


An Analysis of the context, form and structure of Remains by Simon Armitage

Okay lovelies, Simon Armitage is up next with his poem Remains, which appears in AQA’s GCSE English Literature anthology section Power and Conflict for exams from 2017 forward. 2,647 more words


Day eight - I've finally caught up!!!!

Phew – with a following wind, and a little bit of sneakiness, I am finally on the same page as everyone else taking part!

The challenge for day eight is repetition. 186 more words

Reviews of 'Stranger, Baby' by Emily Berry and 'The Unaccompanied' by Simon Armitage on RTÉ's Arena

I’ve been lucky enough to review some excellent work this year so far for Arena, and these two starkly different collections stood out for me. 46 more words