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 continues to live near Huddersfield. He is one of the leading writers of his generation. He has won the Sunday Times author of the year, the Forward Prize, a Lannan Award, and an Ivor Novello Award for his song lyrics in the Channel 4 film, Feltham Sings