Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published ten collections of poetry, including Selected Poems (2001), Seeing Stars (2010) and his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007). A broadcaster and presenter, he also writes extensively for television and radio, is the author of two novels, the bestselling memoir All Points North (1998) and Walking Home (2012), his poetic journey along the Pennine Way. In 2010 he received the CBE for services to poetry.

Books by Simon Armitage

The Death of King Arthur

Published: October 2019

Simon Armitage's sparkling translation of the legendary tale of King Arthur.

Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic

Published: July 2019

A collection of commissioned, collaborative and occasional poems, demonstrating the range of Armitage's writing outside of his mainstream volumes.

Paper Aeroplane

Published: May 2019

The essential selection of poems from one of the UK's foremost contemporary poets - now in poetry typographic front-list look.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Published: December 2018

Christmas gift edition of Armitage's hugely popular translation: with revised text, and colour illustrations by Clive Hicks-Jenkins.

The Unaccompanied

Published: April 2018

The eleventh single volume of poetry from one of the Britain's most celebrated and influential contemporary poets, Simon Armitage - now in paperback.

Pearl

Published: June 2017

Now in paperback, a new version of the Middle English poem Pearl, written by the same poet as Gawain.

The Unaccompanied

Published: April 2017

The eleventh single volume of poetry from one of the Britain's most celebrated and influential contemporary poets, Simon Armitage.

The Last Days of Troy

Published: October 2016

The Last Days of Troy tells the tale of the Trojan War in a vivid new dramatic adaptation.

Pearl

Published: June 2016

A new version of the Middle English poem Pearl, written by the same poet as Gawain.

Walking Away

Published: June 2016

The acclaimed sequel to Armitage's top ten bestselling travel book Walking Home.

The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead

Published: October 2015

A high-ranking government minister with a colourful past is sent on a diplomatic mission to Istanbul.

Paper Aeroplane

Published: August 2015

Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014 by Simon Armitage is the essential selection of poems from one of Britain's foremost contemporary poets.

The Last Days of Troy

Published: July 2014

The Last Days of Troy, by Simon Armitage, tells the tale of the Trojan War in a vivid new dramatic adaptation that is published to coincide with the Royal Exchange's stage performance in April 2014.

Walking Home

Published: June 2013

Join Simon Armitage on his heroic, hilarious and moving feat to walk the Pennine Way without a penny in his pocket.

The Death of King Arthur

Published: January 2013

A brilliant new translation of the legendary tale of King Arthur.

Short and Sweet

Published: May 2012

A new decorative edition of this classic countdown of succinct verse introduced by one of Britain's foremost contemporary poets

The Death of King Arthur

Published: March 2012

King Arthur comes to vivid life in this gripping poetic translation by the renowned poet and translator.

Seeing Stars

Published: January 2012

From the author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, comes a striking new collection.

Kid

Published: November 2010

Simon Armitage's ability to deal with subjects that many poets turn their backs on have marked him as a poet of originality and force.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Published: June 2009

Tyrannosaurus Rex versus the Corduroy Kid

Published: December 2007

A new collection of poems from the winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize.

Homer's Odyssey

Published: December 2007

Simon Armitage breathes new life into a classic.

Homer's Odyssey

Published: August 2006

One of the UK's most treasured poets breathes new life into a classic

Jerusalem

Published: February 2006

A dark musical comedy

Cloudcuckooland

Published: July 2005

Mister Heracles

Published: July 2005

The Universal Home Doctor

Published: July 2005

Selected Poems of Simon Armitage

Published: July 2005

Ted Hughes

Published: July 2005

Kid

Published: July 2005

Book of Matches

Published: July 2005

The Dead Sea Poems

Published: July 2005

Friendly Fire & Eclipse

Published: May 2001

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