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Book of Matches

Simon Armitage

POET LAUREATE

Book of Matches
by Simon Armitage: ‘The crafted sincerity of this potent, lyrical collection, in which an absolutely contemporary voice concisely expresses common concerns, is everything that poetry should be.’ (Times Literary Supplement)

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571169825
Date Published
03.09.2001
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Summary

‘A firework display of technique, versatility and passion.’ Independent on Sunday

‘The crafted sincerity of this potent, lyrical collection, in which an absolutely contemporary voice concisely expresses common concerns, is everything that poetry should be.’ Times Literary Supplement

‘The first poet of serious artistic intent since Philip Larkin to have achieved popularity . . . it is possible that he will attain the sort of proverbial status Larkin now occupies.’ Sean O’Brien, The Deregulated Muse

SimonArmitage

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, his collections of poetry include Seeing Stars (2010), The Unaccompanied (2017), Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic (2019), Magnetic Field (2020) and his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007). He writes extensively for television…

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