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Author Information: Simon Armitage



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Simon Armitage was born in 1963 in West Yorkshire. Widely regarded as one of the leading poets of his generation, he is also a playwright, travel writer, song lyricist and has written extensively for radio and television. All Points North is his first full-length book of prose. His other books include Zoom!, Xanadu, Kid, Book of Matches, The Dead Sea Poems, Moon Country (with Glyn Maxwell) and CloudCuckooLand.

Currently teaching at the University of Leeds and at the University of Iowa, USA, he has worked as a probation officer, shelf-stacker, reviewer, poetry editor and lathe operator. As a broadcaster he presented BBC Radio 4's poetry series Stanza for five years, made travel programmes in Iceland and the Amazon for BBC Radio 3, and was once a Radio 1 DJ for two hours. He lives in Huddersfield.




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