Simon Armitage

The Poetry of Birds
  • The Poetry of Birds

  • A STUNNING COLLECTION OF POEMS CURATED BY THE NEW POET LAUREATE AND THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FOUR FIELDS
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    'Some of the most ethereal verse ever written' Sunday Telegraph

    'A glorious collection of works old and new' Independent on Sunday

    'Truly inexhaustible . . . to be read again and again' Daily Mail

    'A rich and sustaining larder, a marvellously realized sourcebook of flights of feathered fancy' Guardian

    'A life-affirming celebration of the commonplace yet enduringly mysterious creatures we share this world with and the poetry they have inspired' Daily Telegraph

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire in 1963, and is regarded as one of the leading poets of his generation. After university he worked as a probation officer in Manchester; he also presented Radio 4's poetry series Stanza for five years. His first prose book ALL POINTS NORTH was published by Viking in 1998. His first novel LITTLE GREEN MAN was published by Viking in 2001. His most recent projects include a translation of THE ODYSSEY for Radio 4, and a screenplay for the BBC. He lives near Huddersfield.


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