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Seeing Stars

(2010)
A collection of poems by

 
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 drapes a border-curtain across the middle of the marital home; the black bear with a dark secret; the woman who oversees giant snowballs in the freezer. 'My girlfriend won me in a sealed auction but wouldn't / tell me how much she bid,' begins one speaker; 'I hadn't meant to go grave robbing with Richard Dawkins / but he can be very persuasive,' another tells us. The storyteller behind this human tapestry has about him a sly undercover idealism: he shares with many of his characters a stargazing capacity for belief, or for being, at the very least, entirely 'genuine in his disbelief.' In these startling poems, with their unique cartoon-strip energy and air of misrule, Armitage creates world after world, peculiar and always particular, where the only certainty is the unexpected.

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Hardback Editions

August 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Seeing Stars: Poems
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-307-59483-1 / 978-0-307-59483-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2010 : UK Hardback

Title: Seeing Stars
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-27231-2 / 978-0-571-27231-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Seeing Stars
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-24990-6 / 978-0-571-24990-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

August 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seeing Stars
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-24994-9 / 978-0-571-24994-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Seeing Stars
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-24993-0 / 978-0-571-24993-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Seeing Stars
Author(s): Simon Armitage
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   


June 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Seeing Stars
Author(s): Simon Armitage
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   



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