Simon Armitage



    The Owl and the Nightingale audiobook cover Listen in: The Owl and the Nightingale The Owl and the Nightingale, one of the earliest literary works in Middle English, is a lively, anonymous comic poem about two birds who embark on a war of words in a wood, with a nearby poet reporting their argument in rhyming couplets, line by line... Read More
    Idea Podcast: A Vertical Art: On Poetry, Simon Armitage 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. Read More