Armitage has written for over a dozen television films and, with director Brian Hill, pioneered the docu-musical format which lead to such cult films as Drinking for England and Song Birds. [6] Their only album, Born in a Barn, was released in 2010. This work was commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Writers Centre Norwich. Armitage has written two novels: Little Green Man (Viking, 2001) and The White Stuff (Viking, 2004). He was a postgraduate student at the University of Manchester, where his MA thesis concerned the effects of television violence on young offenders. Simon’s next birthday is in . "Northern's new suicide prevention campaign asks the people of Manchester: "All Right? PO Box 461, In 2000, he was the UK's official Millennium Poet and went on to judge the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize, the 2006 Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the 2010 Manchester Poetry Prize. [15], Most recently Armitage wrote the libretto for an opera scored by Scottish composer Stuart MacRae, The Assassin Tree, based on a Greek myth recounted in The Golden Bough. Saturday Night (Century Films, BBC2, 1996) – wrote and narrated a fifty-minute poetic commentary to a documentary about night-life in Leeds, directed by Brian Hill. The prize is to be run by the Poetry School. 845 - 677 - 8559 Life and career Simon Armitage was born in Marsden, West Yorkshire. [19], In 2016 the arts programme 14–18 NOW commissioned a series of poems by Simon Armitage as part of a five-year programme of new artwork created specifically to mark the centenary of the First World War. Kid and CloudCuckooLand were short-listed for the Whitbread poetry prize. [20], In 2019 he was commissioned by Sky Arts to create an epic poem and film 'The Brink' as one of 50 projects in 'Art 50' looking at British Identity in the light of Brexit. He wrote and presented Xanadu (1992), a 'poem film for television', broadcast by BBC television as part of the 'Words on Film' series, and his film about the American poet Weldon Kees was broadcast by the BBC in 1993. was a Poetry Book Society Choice. Around this time he began writing poetry more seriously,[6] though he continued to work as a probation officer in Greater Manchester until 1994. He won the 2017 PEN America Award for Poetry in Translation and was awarded the 2018 Queens Gold Medal for Poetry. In 2019, he was elected Honorary Fellow at Trinity College, Oxford. [27][28][29][30], Armitage wrote "Ark" for the naming ceremony of the British Antarctic Survey's new ship RRS Sir David Attenborough on 26 September 2019. Simon Robert Armitage, CBE, FRSL (born 26 May 1963) is an English poet, playwright and novelist who was appointed Poet Laureate on 10 May 2019. 7. These include "Homecoming", "Extract from Out of the Blue", "November", "Kid", "Hitcher", "Remains", and a selection of poems from Book of Matches, most notably of these "Mother any distance...". ... During her short and tragic life, Marilyn Monroe became an icon. Graham Short, a micro-engraver, meticulously carved the entire 51-word poem clearly onto a facsimile of a cancer treatment tablet. Contact. Along the route he stopped to give poetry readings, often in exchange for donations of money, food or accommodation, despite the rejection of the free life seen in his 1993 poem "Hitcher", and has written a book about his journey, called Walking Home.[9]. Simon Armitage was born in 1963 and educated at Colne Valley High School. As a post-graduate student at Manchester University, his MA thesis concerned the effects of television violence on young offenders. A few years ago, a new graveyard opened just up the road from the poet laureate’s … Eliot Prize), both of which were published in July 2006. "[10] His translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007) was adopted for the ninth edition of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, and he was the narrator of a 2010 BBC documentary about the poem and its use of landscape. Remains by Simon Armitage, reprinted by permission of Pomona Books. Prior to mainstream publication, Armitage published several limited edition pamphlets with small and local poetry presses, all now highly collectable. [3], Armitage was born in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire,[4][5] and grew up in the village of Marsden, where his family still live. Audible Audiobooks ... Gig: The Life and Times of a Rock-star Fantasist – the bestselling memoir from the new Poet Laureate. Enquiries: anya@blueflowerarts.com, Moon Country (with Glyn Maxwell, 1996, Faber & Faber), The Universal Home Doctor (2002, Faber & Faber), Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid (2006, Faber & Faber, 2008 Knopf), Seeing Stars (2010, Faber & Faber, 2011 Knopf), Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014 (2014, Faber & Faber), Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic (2019, Faber & Faber), Magnetic Field: The Marsden Poems (March 2020, Faber), 2017 The Unaccompanied made a Poetry Book Society Choice, 2017 Pearl, winner of PEN America Award for Poetry in Translation, Hansel and Gretel (A Nightmare in Eight Scenes). In 2007 he released an album of songs co-written with the musician Craig Smith, under the band name The Scaremongers. Anya Backlund Simon Armitage was born in Marsden, a village in West Yorkshire, England. For his commitment and achievements in literature, Armitage has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of Portsmouth, the University of Huddersfield, the Open University, Sheffield Hallam University and Leeds University. London Jeremy Noel-Tod, "Profile: Simon Armitage". mobile 619-944-9247 The opera premiered at the 2006 Edinburgh International Festival, Scotland, before moving to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. For over ten years, Armitage has been a regular guest on The Mark Radcliffe Show, first on BBC Radio 1, then BBC Radio 2 and more recently on the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 6 Music. The poems, complemented with commissioned wood engravings by Hilary Paynter, were also published in several limited editions under the title 'In Memory of Water' by Fine Press Poetry. Of all the public places, dear to make a scene, I’ve chosen here. He shoots a looter as a response to orders, but is unsure whether the man was armed or not. A new revised edition lavishly illustrated by British artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins was published by Faber & Faber (2018). In Spring 2019, he held the post of Holmes Visiting Professor at Princeton University, USA. Armitage first studied at Colne Valley High School, Linthwaite, Huddersfield and went on to study geography at Portsmouth Polytechnic. Morgan Green Creatives Ltd, To Book a Poetry Reading With the help of local expert Tom Lonsdale and letter-carver Pip Hall, the poems were carved into stones at secluded sites. Enquiries poetlaureatecontact@gmail.com, USA The Simon Armitage: Poems Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and … Eliot Prize. [40][41], As of December 2020[update] Armitage is working with Brian Hill on a documentary with the working title Where Did The World Go?, which "examines life and loss in lockdown and binds the whole narrative with a new, overarching poem from Armitage". Armitage, Simon - Life ... Simon Armitage was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire in 1953. The opera’s narrative poem was published in 2019 by Design for Today with illustrations by Clive-Hick-Jenkins, who designed the puppets. Zoom! Life and career Simon Armitage was born in Marsden, West Yorkshire. The Scaremongers released their first album, Born In A Barn (Corporation Pop Records) in 2009; the same year they featured on BBC 2’s Culture Show and played Latitude Festival. Armitage’s earlier dramatisation of The Odyssey, commissioned by the BBC, was broadcast on Radio 4 in 2004 and released on CD through BBC Worldwide. Publications of this type include The Anaesthetist (Prospero Poets, 1994), The Not Dead (Pomona Press, 2008), Out of the Blue (Enitharmon, 2008) and the pamphlet The Motorway Service Station as Destination in its Own Right (Smith/Doorstep Books, 2009). Give me the poetry, every time. Simon Armitage ruling planet is Mercury. EC1R 4RX The follow-up publication, Walking Away, also made the Sunday Times best-seller list for non-fiction. This page was last edited on 5 January 2021, at 23:45. Armitage was awarded the CBE for services to poetry in 2010 and presented with the Hay Medal for Poetry at the 25th Hay Festival in 2012. [31][32][33], "the event horizon" was written in 2019 to commemorate the opening of The Oglesby Centre, an extension to Hallé St Peter's, the Halle orchestra's venue for rehearsals, recordings, education and small performances. Simon Armitage’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. The film The Brink (2019), written and performed by Simon Armitage, was created for Art 50 to explore British identity and meditate on the relationship between Britain and Europe. Eliot. Enquiries: anya@blueflowerarts.com, Poet Laureate [16] He is a vice president of the Poetry Society and a patron of the Arvon Foundation. He was born in the Year of the Rabbit. In 2011 Armitage wrote the BBC Radio 4 docu-drama Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster, about the murder of Sophie Lancaster and with the full co-operation of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. He also contributes to Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour (BBC Radio 6 Music). He has made literary, history and travel programmes for BBC Radio 3 and 4; and since 1992 he has written and presented a number of TV documentaries. He is also a birdwatcher.[55]. Simon Armitage. For his programme on The Odyssey, he sailed from Troy in Turkey to the Greek island of Ithaca. This week, he presents Art 50, an ambitious four-part series on Sky Arts that showcases 50 artistic interpretations of what being British means in 2019, from the likes of poet Simon Armitage and musician Nitin Sawhney. Propolis published New Cemetery in 2018. The BBC Radio 4 series, The Poet Laureate has Gone to his Shed, which happened to be recorded just before the UK’s 2020 coronavirus lockdown and then broadcast during it, featured Simon Armitage talking to guests about life, language and music in his shed. [6] He has an older sister, Hilary. He earned a BA from Portsmouth University in geography, and an MS in social work from Manchester University, where he studied the impact of televised violence on young offenders. http://www.skyartsart50.tv/projects/thebrink/, For National Poetry Day on 1 October 2020, BT commissioned him to write "Something clicked", a reflection on lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is married to Sue Roberts. [38][39], Armitage read "The Bed" in Westminster Abbey on 11 November 2020 at the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the burial of The Unknown Warrior. Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, broadcaster Vick Hope, Catherine Mayer on the loss of her husband Andy Gill, a listener stuck for 9 days on Mont Blanc and Skin's Inheritance Tracks. Published in 2007, it has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide to date and appears in its entirety in the Norton Anthology of English Literature. We will continue to update information on Simon Armitage’s parents. The mystery seventh stone, sited in an unnamed location, has yet to be found. A life in writing: Simon Armitage 'Poems that wave flags, campaign and crusade often fall flat on their arse. http://www.blueflowerarts.com 8. [6][7], He wrote his first poem aged 10 as a school assignment. Simon Armitage’s life path number is 5 Life Path Number 5 represent 'The Free Spirit'. Northampton, 6. His father Peter is a former electrician, probation officer and firefighter who is well known locally for writing plays and pantomimes for his all male panto group, The Avalanche Dodgers. He is also professor of poetry at the University of Leeds and succeeded Geoffrey Hill as Oxford Professor of Poetry when he was elected to the four year part time appointment from 2015–2019. The Universal Home Doctor was also short-listed for the T.S. Clive-Hicks Jenkins’ work went on to win the V&A Illustration Award 2020 for Book Illustration. [11] In 2019 he was appointed Poet Laureate for ten years, following Carol Ann Duffy.[12]. Armitage has served as a judge for the Forward Prize, the TS Eliot Prize, the Whitbread Prize, the Griffin Prize, and the Man Booker Prize 2006. Simon Armitage was born on May 26, 1963 in Marsden, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England as Simon Robert Armitage. 845 - 677 - 8559 Kirsty McLachlan The Great War: An Elegy (BBC 2, 2014), written and presented by Simon Armitage, followed seven WW1 stories and featured the new poems they inspired. Personal Life. The book version, Homer’s Odyssey – A Retelling, is published by Faber and Faber (2006) in the UK and by Norton in the US. Armitage's poetry collections include Book of Matches (1993) and The Dead Sea Poems (1995). fax 845-677-6446 Black Roses and the work of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation contributed significantly to a change of UK legislation in the reporting of hate crime against sub-cultures. He studied Geography at Portsmouth Polytechnic, and Social Work and Psychology at Manchester University. Kid was short-listed for the Whitbread Poetry Prize and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. … [36][37], "Lockdown", first published in The Guardian on 21 March 2020, is a response to the coronavirus pandemic, and references the Derbyshire "plague village" of Eyam, which self-isolated in 1665 to limit the spread of the Great Plague of London, and the Sanskrit poem "Meghadūta" by Kālidāsa, in which a cloud carries a message from an exile to his distant wife. Further mainstream collections are: 2019 saw publication of Armitage’s new version of Hansel and Gretel illustrated by Clive Hicks-Jenkins (Design for Today) which originated as the puppet opera Hansel and Gretel (A Nightmare in Eight Scenes) and toured the UK in 2018. Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate, shares the soundtrack of his life. He is characterised by a dry Yorkshire wit combined with "an accessible, realist style and critical seriousness. Fine Press Poetry has published several illustrated limited editions including In Memory of Water (2013), Considering the Poppy (2014), Waymarkings (2017), Exit the Known World (2018) and Gymnasium (2019). 4.7 out of 5 stars 4. The Dead Sea Poems was short-listed for the Whitbread, the Forward Poetry Prize and the T. S. Eliot Prize. His subsequent memoir Gig: The Life and Times of a Rock-Star Fantasist (Viking, 2009) documents his life-long passion for popular music and his role as lead singer and lyricist with the band The Scaremongers. his bloody life in my bloody hands. The poetry collection Still premiered at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival and has been published in partnership with Enitharmon Press. The poems are a response to six aerial or panoramic photographs of battlefields from the archive of the Imperial War Museum in London. The Shout, a book of new and selected poems was published in the USA in 2005 by Harcourt and shortlisted for the US National Book Critics’ Circle Award. Simon Armitage’s most popular book is Walking Home: A Poet's Journey. Simon Armitage Simon Armitage's brilliant, hilarious, deadpan memoir of a lifetime's worth of gigs From punk to mod to New Romantic, and eventually to acclaimed poet, Simon Armitage writes about a life where music and poetry have been core. CloudCuckooLand was short-listed for the Whitbread Poetry Prize. Armitage has served as a judge for the Forward Prize, the TS Eliot Prize, the Whitbread Prize, the Griffin Prize, and the Man Booker Prize 2006. The libraries are to be selected in alphabetical order: in March 2020 he is to visit places or libraries with names starting with "A" or "B" (including the British Library[44]), and so on until "W", "X", "Y" and "Z" in 2029. Each poem was carved into stones at various sites along the South Pennine watershed between Marsden and Ilkley. Developed in collaboration with Professor Tony Ryan at the University of Sheffield, it used air-cleansing nanotechnology embedded in a 10m by 20m (33ft x 66ft) poster-poem which was attached to the side of a city-centre university building. [47][48], In May 2020 Armitage was the guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. His choice of music (eight pieces to take to an imaginary desert island) was wide-ranging but the track he would save from a flood was David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream"; his chosen book was the Oxford English Dictionary, and his luxury a tennis ball. Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster was published by Pomona in 2012. In 2012, it opened as a stage play at Manchester’s Royal Exchange and has since been produced as a BBC film, directed by Sue Roberts. [51] He is married to radio producer Sue Roberts. The Manhunt Lyrics. Simon Armitage has 107 books on Goodreads with 23906 ratings. Enquiries: hawkridgeagency@gmail.com, USA From 2010 to 2012, Armitage worked with letter-carver Pip Hall and landscape designer Tom Lonsdale on the Stanza Stones project hosted by Ilkley Literature Festival. In 2004, Armitage was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours. Literary Agent DGA (David Godwin Associates) 2nd floor, 40 Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4RX 0207 240 9992 To enquire: philippa@davidgodwinassociates.co.uk Media Enquiries Armitage wrote the script for the puppet opera Hansel and Gretel (A Nightmare in Eight Parts) which toured with Goldfield Productions in 2018. Simon Robert Armitage, CBE, FRSL (born 26 May 1963)[1] is an English poet, playwright and novelist who was appointed Poet Laureate on 10 May 2019. He is a graduate of Portsmouth University, where he studied Geography. Other anthologies include Short and Sweet: 101 Very Short Poems, and a selection of Ted Hughes’ poetry. The poetic script of Black Roses was published in full by Pomona in 2012. Few other writers match him in accolades: in the thirty years since he was first published, he has been awarded the Forward Poetry Prize, the Keats-Shelley prize, the Hay Medal, and his reworking of The Death of King Arthur was shortlisted for the prestigious T.S. This landmark event is generally recognised to be the biggest coming together of international poets in history. His works were widely anthologized and have been broadly popular. It became a Poetry Book Society Choice and was shortlisted for the 2012 TS Eliot Prize. Simon Armitage: My life in travel 'The light in St Ives is absolutely beautiful' Comments Share your thoughts and debate the big issues. I also want to find a way of including alphabet letters from other languages spoken in these islands such as Welsh, Urdu or Chinese, and to involve communities where English might not be the first language. Wry as ever. Both are published by Faber & Faber. From his West Yorkshire eyrie, you would imagine Simon Armitage carefully guarding his status as a detached poetic observer, seldom lacking warmth in his verse, but an outsider all the same. Simon Armitage has worked extensively in film, radio and television. He smiles then. Simon Armitage’s life path number is 5. "[45][46], In March 2020 Armitage launched a podcast, The Poet Laureate Has Gone To His Shed, also broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In 2010, Armitage walked the 264-mile Pennine Way, walking south from Scotland to Derbyshire. Anya Backlund by Simon Armitage - translator, Simon Armitage, et al. Armitage is the first poet laureate who is also a DJ. Until 1994 he worked as a Probation Officer in Greater Manchester. 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Flit (2018) comprises 40 poems and photographs by Armitage, who returned to YSP as poet in residence throughout 2017, its 40th anniversary year. PO Box 461, http://www.blueflowerarts.com In Praise of Air was the world’s first catalytic poem. Simon Armitage was born on May 26, 1963, in the village of Marsden, in West Yorkshire, England. [26], On 21 September 2019 he read his poem "Fugitives", commissioned by the Association of Areas of Natural Beauty, on Arnside Knott, Cumbria, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act, during an event which included the formation of a heart outlined by people on the hillside. He worked with young offenders before gaining a postgraduate qualification in social work at Manchester University in 1988. Armitage’s translation of the medieval poem Pearl was published in 2016 and won the 2017 PEN America Award for Poetry in Translation. On Simon Armitage’s website, you can find the nine poems he’s written in his first year as Britain’s poet laureate. Eliot Prize. [17], For the Stanza Stones Trail, which runs through 47 miles (76 km) of the Pennine region, Armitage composed six new poems on his walks. Blue Flower Arts, LLC Armitage’s highly acclaimed translation of the Middle English classic poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was commissioned by Faber & Faber in the UK and Norton in the US. He published Zoom! The band is signed to Mercury KX, part of Decca Records. mobile 619-944-9247 Black Roses was awarded BBC Radio Best Speech Programme of 2011 and short-listed for the Ted Hughes Award that year. Simon Armitage was born in 1963 in the village of Marsden and lives in West Yorkshire. 1963) This is the story of a soldier in an unnamed conflict. [22][23], Armitage's second poem as Poet Laureate, "Finishing it", was commissioned in 2019 by the Institute of Cancer Research. Poet Simon Armitage, whose "witty and profound" work spans sharp observations about modern life and classical myths, is to be the UK's next Poet Laureate. Armitage’s theatre plays include Mister Heracles, a version of the Euripides play The Madness of Heracles; Jerusalem, commissioned by West Yorkshire Playhouse; The Last Days of Troy, commissioned by Manchester Royal Exchange, and The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead, a 2015 English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse co-production. Simon Armitage: his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. DGA (David Godwin Associates) Other BBC radio plays include The Raft of the Medusa (2014) and Orpheus (2015). 2nd floor, 40 Rosebery Avenue, He worked as a probation officer for six years before focusing on poetry. by Simon Armitage | 28 May 2009. fax 845-677-6446 Jack Watkins spoke to the Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, about writing, the environment and refusing to write about Brexit. Guests included Testament, Maxine Peake, Lily Cole, Antony Gormley, Sam Lee, Melanie Plimmer, Jackie Kay, Laura Ashe, and Chris Packham; the programme broadcast on 27 May was made while self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘Still’ became a WW1 centenary exhibition and then specialist illustrated book edition (Enitharmon 2016) which published Armitage’s sequence of poems in response to 26 panoramic photographs of battlefields associated with the Battle of the Somme, chosen from archives at Imperial War Museum, London. Its energy is that of Experience. Simon Armitage, whose The Shout was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, has published ten volumes of poetry and has received numerous honors for his work. Simon Armitage is one of very few contemporary poets who has, through his verse, become a household name. He is a writer and composer, known for Last Words (2017), Songbirds (2007) and Drinking for England (1998). Paperback For his commitment and achievements in literature, Armitage has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of Portsmouth, the University of Huddersfield, the Open University, Sheffield Hallam University and Leeds University. "[35], On 12 January 2020 Armitage gave the first reading of his poem "Astronomy for Beginners", written to celebrate the bicentenary of the Royal Astronomical Society, on BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House. The values are adventure, movement, change. in 1989. The Dead Sea Poems was short-listed for the Whitbread Poetry Prize, the Forward Prize and the TS Eliot Prize. 2. Armitage wrote the libretto for the opera The Assassin Tree, composed by Stuart McRae, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2006. [6] During what his wife Sue described as "a bit of a mid-life crisis", Armitage and his college friend Craig Smith founded the band The Scaremongers. He subsequently served as a probation officer in Oldham until 1993. His primary income source is from being Poet. I’m on the street, under the stars. The Twilight Readings (2007) is an illustrated publication of Armitage’s first residency at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). [43], In November 2019 Armitage announced that each spring for ten years he would spend a week touring five to seven libraries giving a one hour poetry reading and perhaps introducing a guest poet. [34], "Ode to a Clothes Peg" celebrates the bicentenary of John Keats' six 1819 odes of which Armitage says "Among his greatest works, the poems are also some of the most famous in the English Language. While working on the medieval poem The Owl and the Nightingale he invited a series of guests to visit him in his garden writing-shed. Remains – 2015 – By Simon Armitage (b. In 2004 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Their video has a sound track of the poem being read by Mark Addy, while the words also appear on screen. Armitage first studied at Colne Valley High School, Linthwaite, Huddersfield and went on to study geography at Portsmouth Polytechnic. [53] Continuing in both her father's and grandfather's tradition, she is a member of the National Youth Theatre and a singer. Northampton, 5 turns the mystical into the norm. [49], In April 2020, in a short interview on the BBC 6 Music show Guy Garvey's Finest Hour, Armitage chose the track "Stanlow" by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, taken from their 1980 album Organisation. Tiger King and a bloody mary: Hilary Mantel, Simon Armitage and other writers on lockdown life. He was appointed UK Poet Laureate in 2019 Armitage's poetry collections include Book of Matches (1993) and The Dead Sea Poems (1995). In just 15 years, Monroe amassed 33 acting credits, became a sex symbol, and had more than a few Hollywood romances. Like many famous people and celebrities, Simon Armitage keeps his personal life private. 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