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Simon Armitage

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SIMON ARMITAGE is professor of poetry at the University of Sheffield, U.K., and has written extensively for radio and television. His previous titles include Kid, Book of Matches, The Dead Sea Poems, CloudCuckooLand, Killing Time, The Universal Home Doctor, Homer's Odyssey, Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid, and Seeing Stars. His many honors include the Forward Prize and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award. His acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was published in 2007.

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Seeing Stars
Poems
Written by Simon Armitage


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $25.00

A thrilling new collection from the hugely acclaimed British poet Simon Armitage. With its vivid array of dramatic monologues, allegories, and tall tales, this absurdist, unreal exploration of modern society brings us a chorus of unique and unforgettable voices.

All are welcome at this twilit, visionary carnival: the man whose wife... Read more >
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Seeing Stars

Written by Simon Armitage


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $12.99

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The Shout
Selected Poems
Written by Simon Armitage


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $16.95

Now in paperback, the powerful selected work of Simon Armitage, the most distinctive poetic voice of contemporary Britain.

Simon Armitage is arguably the leading British poet of the past twenty years. His knowledge of the English just as they are (“a gentleman farmer / living on reduced means, a cricketer's widow, /... Read more >
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The Shout

Written by Simon Armitage


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid

Written by Simon Armitage


Format: eBook, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 28, 2013
Price: $13.99

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