• Armitage, Simon

    Armitage, Simon

    Simon Armitage (b. 1963) is a major UK poet who has also written novels and works of non-fiction. His first poetry book Zoom was published by Bloodaxe in 1989 and since then he has gone on to publish more than fifteen collections. His work regularly features on the GCSE English syllabus and in 2015 he became Oxford Professor of Poetry. He is also Professor of Poetry at Sheffield University.


"Candlestick’s website is enticing and you might find yourself buying pamphlets of poems about puddings and bicycles..." Erica Wagner
The Times

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