Creates a muscular but elegant language of the author's own slangy, youthful, up to the minuet jargon and vernacular of his native Northern England. He combines this with an easily worn erudition, plenty of nouns and the benefit of blinkered experience.
Used availability for Simon Armitage's Zoom
October 1989 : UK Paperback
March 1995 : UK Audio Cassette
November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition