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Simon Armitage

UK flag (1963 - )

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published eleven collections of poetry, including Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014. He also writes extensively for television and radio and is the author of two novels and the non-fiction bestsellers All Points North (1998), Walking Home (2012), and Walking Away (2015). His theatre works include The Last Days of Troy, performed at Shakespeare's Globe in 2014. In 2010 he received the CBE for services to poetry and in 2015 was appointed Professor of Poetry at Oxford University.
Zoom (poems) (1989)
Kid (poems) (1992)
Book of Matches (poems) (1993)
Dead Sea Poems (poems) (1995)
Moon Country (poems) (1996) (with Glyn Maxwell)
Cloudcuckooland (poems) (1997)
Killing Time (poems) (1999)
The Poetry Quartets (poems) (2001) (with Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay and Glyn Maxwell)
Selected Poems (poems) (2001)
Travelling Songs (poems) (2002)
Universal Home Doctor (poems) (2002)
The Shout (poems) (2005)
Leeds Stories 2 (2005) (with Joolz Denby, Janet Fisher, Sophie Hannah, Char March and Andrea Semple)
Jerusalem (poems) (2005)
The Odyssey (poems) (2006)
Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid (poems) (2006)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (poems) (2007)
Out of the Blue (poems) (2008)
The Not Dead (poems) (2008)
Seeing Stars (poems) (2010)
The Death of King Arthur (poems) (2011)
Short and Sweet (poems) (2012)
Black Roses (poems) (2012)
Stanza Stones (poems) (2013) (with Pip Hall and Tom Lonsdale)
The Last Days of Troy (poems) (2014)
Paper Aeroplane (poems) (2014)
Pearl (poems) (2016)
Still (poems) (2016)
New Cemetery (poems) (2017)
The Unaccompanied (poems) (2017)

Anthologies edited
The Poetry of Birds (2009) (with Tim Dee)
Non fiction

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