A Vertical Art: On Poetry

A Vertical Art: On Poetry

In A Vertical Art, acclaimed poet Simon Armitage takes a refreshingly common-sense approach to an art form that can easily lend itself to grand statements and hollow gestures. Questioning both the facile and obscure ends of the poetry spectrum, he offers sparkling new insights about poetry and an array of favorite poets.
 

About the Author

Simon Armitage is UK Poet Laureate, professor of poetry at the University of Leeds, and former Oxford Professor of Poetry. He is the author of more than a dozen poetry collections and is the acclaimed translator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and other books.