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Teen Perspective at the Guardian July 8, 2016: How to get teenage boys to read poetry? One “Secret Scribbler” at the Guardian argues that collections by Ted Hughes and Simon Armitage are good places to start. More: One of the shocks [...] by

New Yorker Dons the ‘Pearl’ June 20, 2016: In the pages of the New Yorker, Josephine Livingstone meets with Oxford Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage to discuss the medieval poem, “Pearl,” written by an unknown author about a [...] by

Simon Armitage Joins Beck in a Wild Performance July 1, 2015: Well this is rather unexpected! Now through July 27 at the Barbican, “Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue,” Beck will present a multimedia theater extravaganza inspired [...] by

Newly Crowned Oxford Professor of Poetry Is Simon Armitage June 23, 2015: As The Telegraph headline declares in summation: “Oxford ‘dull old farts’ choose Simon Armitage as new Professor of Poetry.” And so our otherwise starving angst malcontently [...] by

This Just In: Simon Armitage Joins Contenders for Oxford Professorship May 12, 2015: Wow! As we mentioned recently, the finalists for Oxford Professor of Poetry are slowly coming together. At the end of last week, we shared The Guardian’s news that Wole Soyinka was among the [...] by

The Guardian Reviews Simon Armitage’s Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014 November 14, 2014: Check it out! The Guardian sheds some sunny light on Simon Armitage’s newest collection of selected poems spanning from 1989-2014. “How did it get so late?” wonders Simon Armitage in Paper [...] by

My First Word Was Air? Simon Armitage Aims to Depollute the University of Sheffield May 15, 2014: The Guardian gives us an airful, writing that a Simon Armitage poem has been attached to a building at the University of Sheffield, where it will be on display for one year. Not simply a public [...] by

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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] by