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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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The current UK Poet Laureate's popular series of lectures examining what poetry is and who it might be for.

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A Vertical Art: Oxford Lectures by Simon Armitage

'[Armitage] blended his down-to-earth, often flippant demeanor with a brilliantly understated, original and captivating address, which never strayed into pretentiousness or self-importance' Oxford Culture Review A Vertical Art gathers the expansive and spirited public lectures delivered by the Poet Laureate during his acclaimed four-year tenure as Oxford University Professor of Poetry. Querying the facile and obscure ends of the poetry spectrum, these are more than anything 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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NPB9780571357383
9780571357383
0571357385
A Vertical Art: Oxford Lectures by Simon Armitage
New
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2022-05-19
376
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