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Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage 9 August Hull

Simon Armitage
Portrait of Simon Armitage (credit Peter James Millson)

At the invitation of the Philip Larkin Society, Poet Laureate Simon Armitage will give a poetry reading to mark the centenary of Larkin’s birth on the exact anniversary and in the University where the poet spent most of his working life as Librarian.

Simon was born and grew up in West Yorkshire. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and the PEN Prize for Translation. He is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds. 

His critical book A Vertical Art brings together the vibrant and engaging lectures from his tenure as Oxford Professor of Poetry (2015-2019).

Event details:

Middleton Hall, University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX

9th August 2022, 6.00 – 7.15pm (doors will open at 5:30pm)

Tickets: £17 plus booking fee

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