Simon invites you into his writing shed in the Pennine Hills for a special virtual poetry reading, following the success of his BBC Radio 4 series, The Poet Laureate Has Gone to His Shed. His latest book, Magnetic Field, gathers together his poems on Marsden, the Yorkshire village where he grew up and began life as a writer.
Armitage’s numerous accolades include the 2018 Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and an Ivor Novello Award for song-writing in the BAFTA-winning film Feltham Sings. This year his band, Land Yacht Regatta (LYR), recorded his poem Lockdown as a track featuring the actress Florence Pugh and in aid of the charity Refuge.
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