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An evening of poetry with Poet Laureate Simon Armitage

February 28, 2020 12:23 pm

Simon Armitage is the UK Poet Laureate and was elected Oxford Professor of Poetry (2015-2019). His numerous accolades include the 2018 Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and an Ivor Novello Award for song-writing in the BAFTA-winning film, Feltham Sings. His poetry has been part of GCSE and A level studies in this country for nearly two decades now.

This Spring sees publication of his forthcoming book Magnetic Field which gathers together his poems on Marsden, the Yorkshire village where he grew up and began life as a writer. Armitage also writes extensively for theatre, television and radio, and is the author of two novels and the non-fiction bestsellers All Points North, Walking Home and Walking Away. He was appointed Professor of Poetry at Leeds University in 2017.

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Join us for an evening of poetry

On Thursday 12th March from 19:30, Simon Armitage will be at Wycliffe’s Sibly Hall for an evening of poetry. Simon will read for an hour from his extensive body of poetry and conduct a Q&A with the audience. Yellow Lighted-Bookshop will be present, should you wish to purchase a book from his new collection and obtain a personal dedication.

There are limited places available for this event. To reserve your tickets please click on the link below or email Senior@wycliffe.co.uk for further information.

‘A poet whose work is ambitious, accomplished and complex as well as popular.’

Independent on Sunday

‘The poet of his generation.’

Melvyn Bragg

‘His verse is immediate, entertaining, engaged with the world.’

Independent on Sunday

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