Simon Armitage – Selected Poems

This is what I have been reading on the bus to and from work for the past weeks. It is just a coincidence that I just finished it today – the very day that Armitage is starting his Walking Away from Minehead in Somerset along the north coast of the South West Coast Path to Land’s.

The poems in this book were selected by Armitage himself and it is very hard to say which ones are the best because there are gems in there but I particularly like the ones from The Dead Sea Poems and the first ones from the Cloundcuckooland. Amitage is by far my favourite contemporary poet and there is more of him below:

BBC Simon Armitage, Writing Poems