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Talk Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 - Simon Armitage: Our New Poet Laureate

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 - Simon Armitage: Our New Poet Laureate

Photography: Peter James Millson

Key facts

Genre: Event with live subtitles

Author: Simon Armitage

Synopsis

The popular poetry professor and Yorkshireman has been given Britain’s highest literary honour and made the UK’s Poet Laureate. Today, Simon Armitage looks at the many poems he’s written for standalone projects, commissions and collaborations, newly collected in Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic. Listen as the former probation officer who describes his writing as ‘no-brow’ explores the links between works covering everything from sculpture to travel and drama to the environment. Chaired by Jamie Jauncey.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext.

Event details

Sat 17 Aug 2019, 11:45am

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

The New York Times Main Theatre
Charlotte Square
Edinburgh

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