- Sunday, 14th July 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Celebrated as ‘the most popular and prolific British poet of his generation’ (The Times) and recently awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, Simon Armitage’s latest collection Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic demonstrates his commitment to collaboration, his role as poet of public engagement and his belief in poetry as an act of communication. ‘Boundary-breaking . . .poems of emotional weight and musical grace from the fabric of our everyday lives.’ – Carol Ann Duffy.
A Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds, Simon has published 28 collections of poetry. His work has been studied by millions of children as part of the national curriculum and in 2010 he received a CBE for services to poetry. He was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford from 2015 until 2019 and received The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry for the year 2018. He now becomes the 21st UK Poet Laureate.
Sponsored by BRM
Venue: Community Hall
Step-free access. Toilets. Car parking adjacent (Pay and display).