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Simon Armitage
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage (born May 26, 1963 in Huddersfield) is a British poet, playwright and novelist. He has lectured on creative writing at the University of Leeds in West Yorkshire, where he lives, and at the University of Iowa. Image File history File linksMetadata SimonArmitage. ... Image File history File linksMetadata SimonArmitage. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Huddersfield is a large town located in the county of West Yorkshire in England, near the confluence of the River Colne and the River Holme. ... Poets are authors of poems, or of other forms of poetry such as dramatic verse. ... A playwright is someone who writes for the theatre. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... Parkinson Building, University of Leeds The University of Leeds, England, is one of the largest universities in the United Kingdom and the most popular by applicants, with 52,444 applicants in 2003 for 7,228 places (UCAS). ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... Old Cap or Old Capitol Building, Iowas first state capitol building and a university landmark. ...


After much work in film, radio and television, and a lot of published poetry, Armitage wrote All Points North (1999), a collection of essays on the north of England. The novel Little Green Man followed in 2001, and a second novel, White Stuff in 2004.


External links

  • Simon Armitage's website
  • Simon Armitage at www.contemporarywriters.com
  • BBC biography
  • Faber&Faber biography
  • Guardian Books profile

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Simon Armitage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (318 words)
Simon Armitage (born in Huddersfield on May 26, 1963) is a British poet, playwright, and novelist.
Armitage studied at the University of Plymouth, and has lectured on creative writing at the University of Leeds in West Yorkshire, where he lives, and at the University of Iowa's writers' workshop.
Armitage was one of the judges for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Simon Armitage: Mr Luhrs' English Online (892 words)
Armitage calls it 'that sense of something else' and says it is like a 'tiny cascading sensation', a 'tightness in the throat', both physical descriptions of feelings.
Armitage uses a numbers of metaphors to represent damp washing on a line.
Armitage's point is that by trying to be clever with images a poet can (a) become blinded to reality, as if he's got a cataract; or (b) not say anything other than attempt to show off.
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