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Short and Sweet by Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts
  

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Short and Sweet by Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

Short and Sweet is an inspiring anthology arranged to show how the short poem, defined here as no longer than thirteen lines - and sometimes a lot shorter than that - can tell a story, present a complex argument, and be packed with as much passion, wisdom and music as any more extended piece of writing. In his witty and instructive introduction, Simon Armitage, pace-setting poet of his generation, encourages us to consider how poets over five centuries have used brevity.

About the Author

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield.A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published ten collections of poetry, including Selected Poems (2001), Seeing Stars (2010), and his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007). A broadcaster and presenter, he also writes extensively for television and radio, is the author of two novels and the best-selling memoir All Points North. In 2010 he received the CBE for services to poetry.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2012

Author

Simon Armitage, Sue Roberts

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Categories

Poetry anthologies (various poets)

ISBN

9780571278725

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