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Selected Poems [Hardcover]

Simon Armitage
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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd (6 Aug 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571210716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571210718
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,263,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for starters 18 Jun 2004
I became interested in Simon Armitage via the Tom McRae album, Just like Blood, so when I searched for a volume of Simon Armitage poetry this is what I found. I have discovered my favourite poet here. I love many of the poems but my favourites are from Book of Matches and The Dead Sea Poems, both of which I now have firmly rooted in my growing poetry collection.
I Say I Say I Say from The Dead Sea Poems is my absolute favourite, no doubt about it. This volume is fantastic for anyone who is curious about Simon Armitage, trust me, it will not be a disappointment when it arrives through the letter box.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Armitage 14 Mar 2014
By Jean
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I had to teach his poetry to GCSE pupils and liked his work. Some of his pottery falls short of his best standard. But he is interesting and easy to understand. Unlike Duffy his work is pleasant and has no nasty undertones.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simon Armitage. 19 Jan 2014
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Wonderful little collection and brings back memories of GCSE English lit! Lovely read for all, very in depth and thought provoking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 13 Jan 2014
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Wonderful selection of poems. Bought for my husband as he has read a few of Simons books before so this was a slightly different slant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Armitage poems 3 Nov 2013
By X
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This was a present to my wife. From her comments I think that she has enjoyed the collection together with the associated volumes.
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By Giselle
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I read this while 'doing' Poetry for OU A215 Creative Writing, a course which I had taken to improve my prose writing skills. So, poetry was a bit of a departure, and we were being asked to look more at contemporary poetry styles rather than villanelles etc. I felt uncomfortable. This collection was great as the voice is so fresh, and the poet (one feels like referring to him as 'Simon' after reading the book) makes the reader feel so comfortable in the writing.
And then as you look closer, you discover all the word magic - rhythm, sound patterns, imagery - that goes into poetry.
I got a decent mark for my Poetry assignment, so it must have done something!!
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