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Each poem was carved into stones at various sites along the South Pennine watershed between Marsden and Ilkley. 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. The broadcast created unprecedented feedback and listener-response. He won the 2017 PEN America Award for Poetry in Translation and was awarded the 2018 Queens Gold Medal for Poetry. I’ve got a spoken-word album coming out [with his band LYR] created in isolation, so that’s been a great thing to crack on with. He received an Ivor Novello Award for his song-lyrics in the Channel 4 film Feltham Sings, which also won a BAFTA. In dark times I’m drawn to darker things. Further mainstream collections are: 2019 saw publication of Armitage’s new version of Hansel and Gretel illustrated by Clive Hicks-Jenkins (Design fo… Armitage wrote the script for the puppet opera Hansel and Gretel (A Nightmare in Eight Parts) which toured with Goldfield Productions in 2018. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. 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. It’s like riding a dodgem car, and conveniently has a cup holder that holds a can of beer without spilling. Out Of The Blue was commissioned by Channel 5 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of 9/11 and was performed by Rufus Sewell. 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. The set up: ten men and ten women must date each other over a series of days, the caveat being that they cannot touch or see each other Read More…, Film – Emma Jane Austen’s Emma is my favourite novel, so I had high expectations coming into the new adaptation. Northampton, The film is beautifully shot across some of Britain’s most sparkling Read More…, F.r.i.e.n.d.s. We live near Huddersfield, close to Saddleworth Moor. By using this website you imply consent to its use of cookies. Enquiries: hawkridgeagency@gmail.com, USA DGA (David Godwin Associates) He was also a regular contributor to BBC 2’s The Review Show. Armitage’s translation of the medieval poem Pearl was published in 2016 and won the 2017 PEN America Award for Poetry in Translation. A heart-felt and poignant depiction of a crumbling marriage, featuring incredible dramatic performances from its leads. Armitage wrote a sequence of six poems, In Memory of Water. (This week I’ve been watching Pillow Talkfrom their current collection because I’m a sucker for an old-school romantic comedy). This work was commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Writers Centre Norwich. I don’t read before bed – I spend all week reading and writing, so come Saturday I just want to disengage from it. Song Birds was screened at the Sun Dance Film Festival in 2006. http://www.blueflowerarts.com MA 01061 I’ll make chilli con carne and have a glass of wine – either a viognier or a Picpoul de pinet. PO Box 461, Armitage has written two novels: Little Green Man (Viking, 2001) and The White Stuff (Viking, 2004). (side note – did anyone ever get to the bottom of the dots?) Kid was short-listed for the Whitbread Poetry Prize and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. MUBI is an online film subscription service that is FREE FOR STUDENTS. Prior to mainstream publication, Armitage published several limited edition pamphlets with small and local poetry presses, all now highly collectable. MA 01061 As part of Britain’s 2012 Cultural Olympiad and while Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank, Armitage conceived and curated Poetry Parnassus, a gathering of world poets and poetry from every Olympic nation. I make brunch – it could be a fry up or I’m not immune to cold pizza from the night before. Flit (2018) comprises 40 poems and photographs by Armitage, who returned to YSP as poet in residence throughout 2017, its 40th anniversary year. Prior to mainstream publication, Armitage published several limited edition pamphlets with small and local poetry presses, all now highly collectable. Find out more, The latest offers and discount codes from popular brands on Telegraph Voucher Codes, Simon Armitage on how he spends his Saturday, First Love and Other Stories, £7.99, waterstones.com, Mark Watson: ‘I struggled with my mental health in lockdown – but technology can help’, Eight of the best aviator jackets for middle-aged men, 'I learnt in the special forces just how vulnerable our ships are to terrorist hijack', Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason on how he spends his Saturday playing football and having rap battles.

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