Simon Armitage at Royal Geographical Society

Simon Armitage at Royal Geographical Society

22nd March 2018

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Join multi-award-winning poet Simon Armitage in conversation with Martine Croxall. Discover how geography has fuelled Simon’s interest in the poetry of place, as he takes us on a journey through the landscapes that have inspired his work.

Simon Armitage was born in Marsden, West Yorkshire. In addition to writing poetry he is a lyricist and writes extensively for theatre, television and radio. A geography graduate from the University of Portsmouth, he worked as a Probation Officer before becoming a full-time writer.

Armitage’s interest in poetry that exists beyond the page is portrayed in commissions such as Stanza Stones. This project culminated in a set of poems inspired by the Pennine watershed, which were then carved onto stones across the area.


Thursday 22 March, 7 p.m.