Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Simon Armitage, 'Putting Poetry in its Place' (25 May 2016)

[Photo Credit: Paul Wolfgang Webster]

The Department of English, University of Chester, is pleased to announce that the ninth talk in the Professor Glyn Turton Lecture series will be delivered by one of Britain’s most distinguished writers, Simon Armitage.

Armitage is author of over twenty poetry collections, including: Zoom! (1989), Kid (1992), Book of Matches (1993), The Dead Sea Poems (1995), CloudCuckooLand (1997), Killing Time (1999), Travelling Songs (2002), The Universal Home Doctor (2002), Tyrannosaurus Rex versus The Corduroy Kid (2006), Seeing Stars (2010), and Paper Aeroplanes (2014). His other writing includes autobiographies, travelogues, plays, scripts, and translations of Homer’s Odyssey (2006), Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007), The Death of King Arthur (2011), and Pearl (2016). In 2004, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and in 2010, for services to poetry, was appointed CBE. He is a Vice-President of the Poetry Society and Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.

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