The Shout: Selected Poems

The Shout: Selected Poems

Simon Armitage

Now in paperback, the robust chosen paintings of Simon Armitage, the main particular poetic voice of up to date Britain.

Simon Armitage is arguably the major British poet of the earlier two decades. His wisdom of the English simply as they're ("a gentleman farmer / residing on decreased capacity, a cricketer's widow, / sowing a kitchen backyard with candy peas"), his colloquial Yorkshire wit and eye for situational ironies, his skill to scouse borrow up on us with the surreal whereas taking pictures the standard speech of daily life: those characteristics position him on the leading edge of British poetry this present day. This slender quantity is the suitable creation to his paintings for beginners, or the proper choice for longtime readers to maintain at the bedside desk.

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