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Paper Aeroplane : Selected Poems 1989-2014 - Simon Armitage

Paper Aeroplane

Selected Poems 1989-2014

Paperback Published: 29th July 2015
ISBN: 9780571310692
Number Of Pages: 256

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Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014 by Simon Armitage is the essential selection of poems from one of Britain's foremost contemporary poets.

When Simon Armitage burst on to the poetry scene in 1989 with his spectacular debut Zoom!, readers were introduced to an exceptional new talent who would reshape the landscape of contemporary poetry in the years to come. Now, twenty-five years on, Simon Armitage's reputation as one of the nation's most original, most respected and best-loved poets seems secure. Paper Aeroplane: Poems 1989-2014 is the author's own selection from across a quarter-century of work, from his debut to the latest, uncollected work. Drawing upon all of his award-winning poetry collections, including Kid, Book of Matches, The Universal Home Doctor and Seeing Stars, this generous selection provides an essential gathering of this most thrilling of poets, and is key reading for students and general readers alike.

About the Author

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published ten collections of poetry, including Selected Poems (2001), Seeing Stars (2010) and his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007). A broadcaster and presenter, he also writes extensively for television and radio, is the author of two novels, the bestselling memoir All Points North (1998) and Walking Home (2012), his poetic journey along the Pennine Way. In 2010 he received the CBE for services to poetry.

ISBN: 9780571310692
ISBN-10: 0571310699
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 29th July 2015
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.21

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