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Simon Armitage Will Trade Poems for Board on 260-Mile Walk Along English Coast February 26, 2013: English poet Simon Armitage, in the spirits of W. G. Sebald and Richard Holmes, will "walk the 260-mile path along England’s coast this summer, bartering his words for hospitality," as the New York Daily News reports. More: Armitage was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize in 2012 and has won numerous other awards including the [...] by

Video: Simon Armitage Launches Poems Into Space! September 28, 2012: A few weeks back, we announced a poetry contest that awarded the winners' poems with a trip to space. The results are in, and judge Simon Armitage sent two poems above the stratosphere in a weather balloon designed by Sheffield University students Alex Baker and Chris Rose. From The Star: Simon Armitage, a professor of poetry at the [...] by

Titian Poems Revealed: Work by Heaney, Shapcott, Paterson, Armitage, and More July 17, 2012: A few weeks ago, we pointed out a British exhibition in which dancers, musicians, and poets celebrate the 16th-century Italian painter Titian. Today, Granta posted a series of poems from Metamorphosis by Jo Shapcott, George Szirtes, Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy, Lavinia Greenlaw, Seamus Heaney and Don Paterson. All poems are accompanied by [...] by

Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage and More to Celebrate Renaissance Artist Titian July 3, 2012: In an exciting marriage of art, dance, music, and poetry, the London Ballet and the National Gallery have joined forces with notable poets to celebrate Titian, a 16th-century Italian painter. Fourteen poets, including Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, and Simon Armitage, were selected by a panel led by A.S. Byatt. Each composed short poems [...] by

Poetry is not just “something for clever dicks and posers” June 13, 2012: The British government plans on rolling out a new curriculum and, as might be expected, some parties are up in arms over the proposed changes and what those changes imply. One involves requiring school children to memorize and recite poetry by heart. Simon Armitage weighs in on the merits and drawbacks of memorization by reflecting on his own [...] by