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A Vertical Art Simon Armitage

A Vertical Art By Simon Armitage

A Vertical Art by Simon Armitage


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A Vertical Art gathers the expansive and spirited public lectures delivered by Simon Armitage during his acclaimed four-year tenure as Oxford University Professor of Poetry.

A Vertical Art Summary

A Vertical Art: Oxford Lectures by Simon Armitage

A Vertical Art gathers the expansive and spirited public lectures delivered by Simon Armitage during his acclaimed four-year tenure as Oxford University Professor of Poetry. Armitage tries to identify a 'common sense' approach to an artform that can lend itself to grand statements and vacuous gestures, questioning both the facile and obscure ends of the poetry spectrum, asserting certain fundamental qualities that separate the genre from near-neighbours such as prose and song lyrics, examining who poetry is written for and its values and use in contemporary society. Above all, these are personal essays that enquire into the volatile and disputed definitions of poetry from the point of view of a dedicated reader, a practising writer and a lifelong champion of its power and potential.

About Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds. His most recent poetry collection is Magnetic Field (2020). From 2015 to 2019, he served as Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, and, in 2018, he was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. Simon Armitage is Poet Laureate.

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NPB9780571357376
9780571357376
0571357377
A Vertical Art: Oxford Lectures by Simon Armitage
New
Hardback
Faber & Faber
20210520
376
N/A
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