Simon Armitage reading and in conversation
The event starts 7:30pm on 18th March at The Old School Room, Church Street, Haworth. Doors open at 7:00pm.
Simon Armitage launches his new collection of poetry, The Unaccompanied, in Haworth. In The Unaccompanied Armitage gives voice to the people of Britain with a haunting grace and his trademark eye for detail and biting wit. We meet characters whose sense of isolation is both emotional and political, both real and metaphorical, from a son made to groom the garden hedge as punishment, to a nurse standing alone at a bus stop as the centuries pass by, to a latter-day Odysseus looking for enlightenment and hope in the shadowy underworld of a cut-price supermarket.