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20%OFFSimon Armitage - Zoom! - 9781852240783 - V9781852240783
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Description for Zoom! Paperback. Creates a muscular but elegant language of the author's own slangy, youthful, up to the minuet jargon and vernacular of his native Northern England. He combines this with an easily worn erudition, plenty of nouns and the benefit of blinkered experience. Num Pages: 80 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 140 x 6. Weight in Grams: 134.
Zoom! is the book which launched Simon Armitage's meteoric rise to poetic stardom. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award in 1989 and was a Poetry Book Society Choice. The e-book edition of Zoom! incorporates audio files for 18 of the poems using recordings Simon Armitage made for Peter Sansom in Huddersfield in 1989. So the voice you hear is that of Simon Armitage, then aged 26, when he was still working as a probation officer and had just published his first book of poems.

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About Simon Armitage
Simon Armitage was born in 1963 in Huddersfield, England. After studying Geography at Portsmouth Polytechnic, he worked with young offenders before gaining a postgraduate qualification in social work at Manchester University. He worked as a probation officer in Oldham until 1994. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 2019, succeeding Carol Ann Duffy. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he ... Read more

Reviews for Zoom!
You couldn't mistake Simon Armitage for any other poet. He has found his voice early, and it really is his own voice – his language and rhythms drawn from the Pennine village where he lives: robust, no-nonsense and (above all) honest.
Peter Sansom Astonishingly good for such a young writer… poems with an energy which comes directly from life ... Read more

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