Organised by The Guardian
Simon Armitage, the poet laureate, playwright, and novelist, will join us to talk about his first published collection of song lyrics.
About this event
In Armitage’s work there has always been a territory he identifies as ‘a twilight zone’ where poetry and song lyric converge. For the first time, Never Good with Horses gathers together the lyrics Armitage has written over the years. Featuring pieces written for bands and television, including the Bafta-winning Feltham Sings which won him an Ivor Novello award in 2003, the book blends an exploration into his various song-writing projects with reflective notes and insights.
Join him in conversation with Laura Barton, a broadcaster and writer for the Guardian, as he explores poetry, storytelling and the role music plays in his work. He will also be answering your questions in this livestreamed event.
About Simon Armitage
Armitage’s prolific body of work includes many poetry collections, translations of the Death of King Arthur and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, two novels, five plays, and non-fiction books including Walking Home, his account of walking the Pennine Way. Since he was appointed Poet Laureate in 2019 he has written poems to reflect on the 1969 moon landing, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, to commemorate the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and many more.
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If you are unable to join at the time of streaming, this event will be available to watch on demand in the days following. A link to the recording will be sent to all ticket holders