Simon Armitage’s life path number is 5 Life Path Number 5 represent 'The Free Spirit'. Eliot Prize. The opera premiered at the 2006 Edinburgh International Festival, Scotland, before moving to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. He comments: "The letter X will be interesting – does anywhere in the UK begin with X? by Simon Armitage | 28 May 2009. PO Box 461, Armitage’s many contributions to BBC Radio 4 include his co-hosting of Armitage and Moore’s Guide to Popular Song and his role as a reviewer for the weekly arts programme Front Row. Anya Backlund He was a postgraduate student at the University of Manchester, where his MA thesis concerned the effects of television violence on young offenders. Prior to mainstream publication, Armitage published several limited edition pamphlets with small and local poetry presses, all now highly collectable. He is characterised by a dry Yorkshire wit combined with "an accessible, realist style and critical seriousness. For over ten years, Armitage has been a regular guest on The Mark Radcliffe Show, first on BBC Radio 1, then BBC Radio 2 and more recently on the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 6 Music. fax 845-677-6446 With the help of local expert Tom Lonsdale and letter-carver Pip Hall, the poems were carved into stones at secluded sites. Of all the public places, dear to make a scene, I’ve chosen here. He is married to Sue Roberts. He studied Geography at Portsmouth Polytechnic, and Social Work and Psychology at Manchester University. Give me the poetry, every time. Seeing Stars was short-listed for the TS Eliot Prize and was a Poetry Book Society Choice. In 1999 Armitage was named the Millennium Poet. [31][32][33], "the event horizon" was written in 2019 to commemorate the opening of The Oglesby Centre, an extension to Hallé St Peter's, the Halle orchestra's venue for rehearsals, recordings, education and small performances. He published Zoom! His father Peter is a former electrician, probation officer and firefighter who is well known locally for writing plays and pantomimes for his all male panto group, The Avalanche Dodgers. Always alert to the beautiful ironies of life. [43], In November 2019 Armitage announced that each spring for ten years he would spend a week touring five to seven libraries giving a one hour poetry reading and perhaps introducing a guest poet. The Unaccompanied was a Poetry Book Society Choice. Graham Short, a micro-engraver, meticulously carved the entire 51-word poem clearly onto a facsimile of a cancer treatment tablet. Armitage wrote a sequence of six poems, In Memory of Water. Song Birds was screened at the Sun Dance Film Festival in 2006. This week, he presents Art 50, an ambitious four-part series on Sky Arts that showcases 50 artistic interpretations of what being British means in 2019, from the likes of poet Simon Armitage and musician Nitin Sawhney. [49], In April 2020, in a short interview on the BBC 6 Music show Guy Garvey's Finest Hour, Armitage chose the track "Stanlow" by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, taken from their 1980 album Organisation. Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate, chooses the eight tracks, book … Simon Armitage is one of very few contemporary poets who has, through his verse, become a household name. Simon Armitage is close to death, geographically speaking. Simon Armitage was born in 1963 in the village of Marsden and lives in West Yorkshire. Anya Backlund Personal Life. This landmark event is generally recognised to be the biggest coming together of international poets in history. I’m on the street, under the stars. Blue Flower Arts, LLC It received Gold at the 2005 Spoken Word Awards. Enquiries: anya@blueflowerarts.com, Moon Country (with Glyn Maxwell, 1996, Faber & Faber), The Universal Home Doctor (2002, Faber & Faber), Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid (2006, Faber & Faber, 2008 Knopf), Seeing Stars (2010, Faber & Faber, 2011 Knopf), Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014 (2014, Faber & Faber), Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic (2019, Faber & Faber), Magnetic Field: The Marsden Poems (March 2020, Faber), 2017 The Unaccompanied made a Poetry Book Society Choice, 2017 Pearl, winner of PEN America Award for Poetry in Translation, Hansel and Gretel (A Nightmare in Eight Scenes). Simon Armitage’s most popular book is Walking Home: A Poet's Journey. his bloody life in my bloody hands. He earned a BA from Portsmouth University in geography, and an MS in social work from Manchester University, where he studied the impact of televised violence on young offenders. In 2004, Armitage was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours. Produced by Simon Armitage. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, including The Sunday Times Author of the Year, a Forward Prize, a Lannan Award, and an Ivor Novello Award for his song lyrics in the Channel 4 film Feltham Sings. Guests included Testament, Maxine Peake, Lily Cole, Antony Gormley, Sam Lee, Melanie Plimmer, Jackie Kay, Laura Ashe, and Chris Packham; the programme broadcast on 27 May was made while self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic. In just 15 years, Monroe amassed 33 acting credits, became a sex symbol, and had more than a few Hollywood romances. Simon was born in Baby Boomers Generation (1963). In 2004 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. 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He subsequently served as a probation officer in Oldham until 1993. The song is a homage to the Stanlow Oil Refinery. [54], He is a supporter of his local football team, Huddersfield Town, to whom he makes many references in his book All Points North (1996). In 2010, Armitage walked the 264-mile Pennine Way, walking south from Scotland to Derbyshire. His choice of music (eight pieces to take to an imaginary desert island) was wide-ranging but the track he would save from a flood was David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream"; his chosen book was the Oxford English Dictionary, and his luxury a tennis ball. 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. ‘Walking Home’ by Simon Armitage (Faber £16.99 hardback / £12.99 ebook) ‘Selected Poems’ by Simon Armitage (Faber, £9.99) Simon Armitage was born in 1963 and educated at Colne Valley High School. The libraries are to be selected in alphabetical order: in March 2020 he is to visit places or libraries with names starting with "A" or "B" (including the British Library[44]), and so on until "W", "X", "Y" and "Z" in 2029. Eliot Prize. The Dead Sea Poems was short-listed for the Whitbread, the Forward Poetry Prize and the T. S. Eliot Prize. It was repeated soon after its original transmission and became the most re-requested of any programme on BBC Radio 4 in 2010. [47][48], In May 2020 Armitage was the guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. fax 845-677-6446 Simon Armitage’s birth sign is Gemini. 8. It’s not as if I’m holding out Simon Armitage was born in Marsden, a village in West Yorkshire, England. The prize is to be run by the Poetry School. The mystery seventh stone, sited in an unnamed location, has yet to be found. Each poem was carved into stones at various sites along the South Pennine watershed between Marsden and Ilkley. In 2019, he was elected Honorary Fellow at Trinity College, Oxford. Northampton, Armitage wrote the libretto for the opera The Assassin Tree, composed by Stuart McRae, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2006. Blue Flower Arts, LLC Clive-Hicks Jenkins’ work went on to win the V&A Illustration Award 2020 for Book Illustration. "[10] His translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007) was adopted for the ninth edition of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, and he was the narrator of a 2010 BBC documentary about the poem and its use of landscape. Poet Simon Armitage, whose "witty and profound" work spans sharp observations about modern life and classical myths, is to be the UK's next Poet Laureate. Remains – 2015 – By Simon Armitage (b. Simon Armitage is a Vice President of the Poetry Society, a Patron of the Arvon Foundation, a Patron of the Friends of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, a Patron of the Wordsworth Trust, and Official Patron of the Elmet Trust. The opera’s narrative poem was published in 2019 by Design for Today with illustrations by Clive-Hick-Jenkins, who designed the puppets. Literary Agent DGA (David Godwin Associates) 2nd floor, 40 Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4RX 0207 240 9992 To enquire: philippa@davidgodwinassociates.co.uk Media Enquiries It became a Poetry Book Society Choice and was shortlisted for the 2012 TS Eliot Prize. He is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds and was elected to serve as Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford for 2015-2019. In 2009 and 2010, Armitage presented films for BBC4 on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and on Arthurian literature. [51] He is married to radio producer Sue Roberts. Kid and CloudCuckooLand were short-listed for the Whitbread poetry prize. In 2011 Armitage wrote the BBC Radio 4 docu-drama Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster, about the murder of Sophie Lancaster and with the full co-operation of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. made a Poetry Book Society Choice, 1998 Yorkshire Post Book of the Year for All Points North, 2004 Fellow of Royal Society for Literature, 2005 Spoken Word Award (Gold) for The Odyssey, 2006 Royal Television Society Documentary Award Winner for Out of the Blue, 2008 The Not Dead (C4, Century Films) Mental Health in the Media Documentary Film Winner, 2010 Seeing Stars made a Poetry Book Society Choice, 2012 The Death of King Arthur made Poetry Book Society Choice, 2015 Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Leeds, Flit - (Poetry and photographs by Simon Armitage, Published by Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2018, 40th anniversary edition), Hansel and Gretel - (A new narrative poem by Simon Armitage, illustrated by Clive Hicks-Jenkins, Published by Design for Today, 2019). For his programme on The Odyssey, he sailed from Troy in Turkey to the Greek island of Ithaca. 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. Simon Armitage has 107 books on Goodreads with 23906 ratings. Armitage is the first poet laureate who is also a DJ. [2] He is also professor of poetry at the University of Leeds and succeeded Geoffrey Hill as Oxford Professor of Poetry when he was elected to the four year part time appointment from 2015–2019. In Spring 2019, he held the post of Holmes Visiting Professor at Princeton University, USA. Both The Universal Home Doctor and Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid were short-listed for the T.S. He also contributes to Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour (BBC Radio 6 Music). 6. The poem is incorporated into the building "in the form of a letter-cut steel plate situated in the entrance to the auditorium, the 'event horizon'". Armitage’s 2012 non fiction book Walking Home, an account of his troubadour journey along the Pennine Way, became a Sunday Times Top Ten best-seller for over a month and was shortlisted for the 2012 Portico Prize. A new revised edition lavishly illustrated by British artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins was published by Faber & Faber (2018). Kid was short-listed for the Whitbread Poetry Prize and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Zoom! The film The Brink (2019), written and performed by Simon Armitage, was created for Art 50 to explore British identity and meditate on the relationship between Britain and Europe. For his commitment and achievements in literature, Armitage has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of Portsmouth, the University of Huddersfield, the Open University, Sheffield Hallam University and Leeds University. This work was commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Writers Centre Norwich. Simon Armitage ruling planet is Mercury. mobile 619-944-9247 [52] Emmeline won the 2017 SLAMbassadors national youth poetry slam for 13-18-year-olds. http://www.skyartsart50.tv/projects/thebrink/, For National Poetry Day on 1 October 2020, BT commissioned him to write "Something clicked", a reflection on lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019 Armitage became poet laureate of Great Britain. I Am Thomas was a 2016 co-production with the National Theatre Scotland, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, in association with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. He is a writer and composer, known for Last Words (2017), Songbirds (2007) and Drinking for England (1998). 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. A book, containing the poems and the accounts of Lonsdale and Hall, has been produced as a record of that journey[18] and has been published by Enitharmon Press. Armitage’s highly acclaimed translation of the Middle English classic poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was commissioned by Faber & Faber in the UK and Norton in the US. 1 /1 Simon Armitage: My life in travel. [40][41], As of December 2020[update] Armitage is working with Brian Hill on a documentary with the working title Where Did The World Go?, which "examines life and loss in lockdown and binds the whole narrative with a new, overarching poem from Armitage". With Lauren Laverne. For his commitment and achievements in literature, Armitage has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of Portsmouth, the University of Huddersfield, the Open University, Sheffield Hallam University and Leeds University. He produced a dramatised version of Homer's Odyssey and a collection of poetry entitled Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus The Corduroy Kid (which was shortlisted for the T.S. Simon Armitage’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. Simon Robert Armitage, CBE, FRSL (born 26 May 1963)[1] is an English poet, playwright and novelist who was appointed Poet Laureate on 10 May 2019. CloudCuckooLand was short-listed for the Whitbread Poetry Prize. The follow-up publication, Walking Away, also made the Sunday Times best-seller list for non-fiction. Further mainstream collections are: 2019 saw publication of Armitage’s new version of Hansel and Gretel illustrated by Clive Hicks-Jenkins (Design for Today) which originated as the puppet opera Hansel and Gretel (A Nightmare in Eight Scenes) and toured the UK in 2018. [22][23], Armitage's second poem as Poet Laureate, "Finishing it", was commissioned in 2019 by the Institute of Cancer Research. Along the route he stopped to give poetry readings, often in exchange for donations of money, food or accommodation, despite the rejection of the free life seen in his 1993 poem "Hitcher", and has written a book about his journey, called Walking Home.[9]. [24][25], Armitage wrote "All Right" as part of Northern train operator's suicide prevention campaign for Mental Health Awareness Week. in 1989. Black Roses was awarded BBC Radio Best Speech Programme of 2011 and short-listed for the Ted Hughes Award that year. On Simon Armitage’s website, you can find the nine poems he’s written in his first year as Britain’s poet laureate. [16] He is a vice president of the Poetry Society and a patron of the Arvon Foundation. Black Roses and the work of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation contributed significantly to a change of UK legislation in the reporting of hate crime against sub-cultures. Of all the doorways in the world to choose to sleep, I’ve chosen yours. EC1R 4RX His other prose work includes the best-selling memoir All Points North, (Penguin 1998) which was The Yorkshire Post Book of the Year. Simon Armitage is the current national Poet Laureate (2019-2029). Armitage first studied at Colne Valley High School, Linthwaite, Huddersfield and went on to study geography at Portsmouth Polytechnic. 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. Life and career Simon Armitage was born in Marsden, West Yorkshire. [14] He was commissioned in 1996 by the National Theatre in London to write Eclipse for the National Connections series, a play inspired by the real-life disappearance of a girl in Hebden Bridge, and set at the time of the 1999 solar eclipse in Cornwall. Few other writers match him in accolades: in the thirty years since he was first published, he has been awarded the Forward Poetry Prize, the Keats-Shelley prize, the Hay Medal, and his reworking of The Death of King Arthur was shortlisted for the prestigious T.S. He was also a regular contributor to BBC 2’s The Review Show. [8], His first poetry collection was called Human Geography (1988). Simon Armitage’s life path number is 5. [36][37], "Lockdown", first published in The Guardian on 21 March 2020, is a response to the coronavirus pandemic, and references the Derbyshire "plague village" of Eyam, which self-isolated in 1665 to limit the spread of the Great Plague of London, and the Sanskrit poem "Meghadūta" by Kālidāsa, in which a cloud carries a message from an exile to his distant wife. Simon Armitage. This page was last edited on 5 January 2021, at 23:45. 845 - 677 - 8559 He was born in the Year of the Rabbit. Simon Armitage. Simon Armitage, whose The Shout was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, has published ten volumes of poetry and has received numerous honors for his work. In 2019, he was elected Honorary Fellow at Trinity College, Oxford. Armitage has served as a judge for the Forward Prize, the TS Eliot Prize, the Whitbread Prize, the Griffin Prize, and the Man Booker Prize 2006. http://www.blueflowerarts.com Jack Watkins spoke to the Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, about writing, the environment and refusing to write about Brexit. A life in writing: Simon Armitage 'Poems that wave flags, campaign and crusade often fall flat on their arse. Simon Armitage, in full Simon Robert Armitage, (born May 26, 1963, Huddersfield, Yorkshire [now in Kirklees], England), British poet, playwright, and novelist whose poetry is attuned to modern life and vernacular language and has been regarded as both accessible and revelatory. Simon’s next birthday is in . 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The Scaremongers released their first album, Born In A Barn (Corporation Pop Records) in 2009; the same year they featured on BBC 2’s Culture Show and played Latitude Festival. Clerkenwell, Remains by Simon Armitage, reprinted by permission of Pomona Books. From 2010 to 2012, Armitage worked with letter-carver Pip Hall and landscape designer Tom Lonsdale on the Stanza Stones project hosted by Ilkley Literature Festival. His works were widely anthologized and have been broadly popular. So what’s it to be then, a Morrissey song or an Armitage poem? Armitage first studied at Colne Valley High School, Linthwaite, Huddersfield and went on to study geography at Portsmouth Polytechnic. His work also appears on CCEA's GCSE English Literature course. The BBC Radio 4 series, The Poet Laureate has Gone to his Shed, which happened to be recorded just before the UK’s 2020 coronavirus lockdown and then broadcast during it, featured Simon Armitage talking to guests about life, language and music in his shed. He received an Ivor Novello Award for his song-lyrics in the Channel 4 film Feltham Sings, which also won a BAFTA. [19], In 2016 the arts programme 14–18 NOW commissioned a series of poems by Simon Armitage as part of a five-year programme of new artwork created specifically to mark the centenary of the First World War. 7. The Death of King Arthur, a further translation, was published by Faber and Norton in 2011. [8], He has lectured on creative writing at the University of Leeds, the University of Iowa, and was senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. ‘Still’ became a WW1 centenary exhibition and then specialist illustrated book edition (Enitharmon 2016) which published Armitage’s sequence of poems in response to 26 panoramic photographs of battlefields associated with the Battle of the Somme, chosen from archives at Imperial War Museum, London. MA 01061 [13], Armitage also writes for radio, television, film and stage. Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster was published by Pomona in 2012. 0207 240 9992 2. Throughout his career, Armitage has continued to work with smaller and specialised poetry presses. [21], In 2019 Armitage's first poem as Poet Laureate, "Conquistadors", commemorating the 1969 moon landing, was published in The Guardian. Armitage wrote the script for the puppet opera Hansel and Gretel (A Nightmare in Eight Parts) which toured with Goldfield Productions in 2018. [3], Armitage was born in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire,[4][5] and grew up in the village of Marsden, where his family still live. Their video has a sound track of the poem being read by Mark Addy, while the words also appear on screen. He won the 2017 PEN America Award for Poetry in Translation and was awarded the 2018 Queens Gold Medal for Poetry. He was a post-graduate student at Manchester University where his MA thesis concerned the effects of television violence on young offenders. Both The Last Days of Troy and The Odyssey played at Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s Southbank. Armitage’s translation of the medieval poem Pearl was published in 2016 and won the 2017 PEN America Award for Poetry in Translation. In 2007 he released an album of songs co-written with the musician Craig Smith, under the band name The Scaremongers. Developed in collaboration with Professor Tony Ryan at the University of Sheffield, it used air-cleansing nanotechnology embedded in a 10m by 20m (33ft x 66ft) poster-poem which was attached to the side of a city-centre university building. Life and career Simon Armitage was born in Marsden, West Yorkshire. We will continue to update information on Simon Armitage’s parents. Wry as ever. The poetry collection Still premiered at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival and has been published in partnership with Enitharmon Press. The poetic script of Black Roses was published in full by Pomona in 2012. Simon Robert Armitage, CBE, FRSL (born 26 May 1963) is an English poet, playwright and novelist who was appointed Poet Laureate on 10 May 2019. [6] Their only album, Born in a Barn, was released in 2010. Armitage edited with Robert Crawford The Penguin Anthology of Poetry from Britain and Ireland Since 1945 (Penguin, 1998) and edited with Tim Dee The Poetry of Birds (Viking 2009). Out Of The Blue was commissioned by Channel 5 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of 9/11 and was performed by Rufus Sewell. He is a graduate of Portsmouth University, where he studied Geography. The book version, Homer’s Odyssey – A Retelling, is published by Faber and Faber (2006) in the UK and by Norton in the US. Many of Armitage's poems appear in the AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) GCSE syllabus for English Literature in the United Kingdom. He worked as a probation officer for six years before focusing on poetry. Enquiries: hawkridgeagency@gmail.com, USA The band is signed to Mercury KX, part of Decca Records. 845 - 677 - 8559 Those who walk a Life Path with Number 5 have an uncanny ability to understand the deepest esoteric & metaphysical teachings. In 2004 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. For gold-escape from locks and chains. 5. Contact. 5 turns the mystical into the norm. 3. 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