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Short and Sweet

Simon Armitage

POET LAUREATE

Short and Sweet
, edited by Simon Armitage, in a new decorative edition of this classic countdown of succinct verse introduced by one of Britain’s foremost contemporary poets.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571278725
Date Published
01.03.2012
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Summary

Short and Sweet is an inspiring anthology arranged to show how the short poem, defined here as no longer than thirteen lines – and sometimes a lot shorter than that – can tell a story, present a complex argument, and be packed with as much passion, wisdom and music as any more extended piece of writing. In his witty and instructive introduction, Simon Armitage, pace-setting poet of his generation, encourages us to consider how poets over five centuries have used brevity.

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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