An Evening with Simon Armitage

Tuesday 4 June 2019, 7.30 pm

We are very excited to welcome ‘the most popular and prolific British poet of his generation’ (The Times), Simon Armitage to Print Room at the Coronet for a reading from his latest collection, Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic.

Over the course of a varied writing career, Simon has published eleven collections of poetry, and is the author of two novels and the three non-fiction bestsellers, as well as numerous writing credits for TV and radio. In 2018, he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Documenting Simon’s wide range of interests and his versatility as a writer, Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic covers an eclectic array of subjects including sculpture, the environment, travel, drama, music and the media.

After the reading, stay for a drink in our candlelit bar where Simon will be signing copies of his books.

‘Boundary-breaking… poems of emotional weight and musical grace from the fabric of our everyday lives’  Carol Ann Duffy

‘A poet whose work is ambitious, accomplished and complex as well as popular’  Sunday Telegraph

‘His verse is immediate, entertaining, engaged with the world’ Independent on Sunday

Simon Armitage
was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published eleven collections of poetry, including Seeing Stars (2010), The Unaccompanied (2017) and his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007). He writes extensively for television and radio, and is the author of two novels and the non-fiction bestsellers All Points North (1998), Walking Home (2012) and Walking Away (2015). His theatre works include The Last Days of Troy, performed at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2014. In 2015 he was appointed Professor of Poetry at Oxford University and in 2018 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Tickets: £18 / £15 (under 30s, students, those in full time education or in receipt of benefits)

Venue: Main auditorium

Running time: Approx. 1 hour

Age guidance: 12+

Website image by Peter James Millson

Poetry at the Print Room is supported by The TS Eliot Foundation

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