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What type of poet is Simon Armitage?

Last Updated: 3rd March, 2020

Simon Robert Armitage, CBE, FRSL (born 26 May 1963) is an English poet, playwright and novelist who has been Poet Laureate since 10 May 2019.

Simon Armitage.
Simon Armitage CBE FRSL
Occupation Poet, playwright, novelist, lead singer of the Scaremongers

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In this manner, what type of poems does Simon Armitage wrote?

Armitage is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including The Unaccompanied (2017); Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989–2014 (2014); Seeing Stars (2010); Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid (2006); The Shout: Selected Poems (2005), which was short-listed for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Kid

Furthermore, is Simon Armitage a poet laureate? Simon Armitage was born in 1963 in the village of Marsden and lives in West Yorkshire. Simon Armitage is the current national Poet Laureate (2019-2029). He is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds and was elected to serve as Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford for 2015-2019.

Likewise, what is Simon Armitage's most famous poem?

10 of the Best Simon Armitage Poems Everyone Should Read

  • 'The Shout'.
  • 'Chainsaw versus the Pampas Grass'.
  • 'To His Lost Lover'.
  • 'About His Person'.
  • 'The Catch'.
  • 'Give'.
  • The author of this article, Dr Oliver Tearle, is a literary critic and lecturer in English at Loughborough University.

Where does Simon Armitage come from?

Huddersfield, United Kingdom

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