The title of the next poem, 'about his person', suggests the discovery of a dead body as this is a phrase commonly used by police officers in this situation armitage describes the different items, including a shopping list, change and a library card, all suggesting this is an ordinary man however, certain clues are given to. Buy kid main by simon armitage (isbn: 9780571166077) from amazon's book store the forensic quality of texts such as these (see the list of a dead man's belongings in about his person) resemble news reports from the forgotten of modern britain, charting their particular mutant strains of violence, despair and. 'joining translators such as jrr tolkien and ted hughes, simon armitage has taken on one of the earliest stories in english literature he meets this poetic ' simon armitage, west yorkshire's poetic knight errant, is to be commended for his courage in taking on this formidable text to be someone the jam. Simon armitage - about his person lesson objective: we are going to explore simon armitage's poem about his person , discover the poem's hidden meaning and imagine ourselves in the life of this 'person' simon armitage - about his person five pounds fifty in change. The very tone of 'emergency' aligns the poem to those poems that armitage wrote in the late 80's / early 90's poems like 'snow joke', 'poem', 'november' and 'the stuff' from 1989's zoom poems such as 'gooseberry season', 'true north', ' brassneck' and 'about his person' from 1992's kid the same fire. Poet and novelist simon armitage was born in 1963 in huddersfield, england after studying geography at portsmouth polytechnic, he worked with young offenders before gaining a postgraduate qualification in social work at manchester university he worked as a probation officer in oldham until 1994 his poetry books. Simon armitage was born in 1963 in the village of marsden, west yorkshire, and has lived for most of his life in the surrounding area based on a real life character and experience, the poem follows the 'tradition in english literature where one type of person stands eyeball to eyeball with another type, and something. In the poem, about his person, simon armitage creates a sense of melancholic mystery using the contents of a man's pockets listed almost matter-of-factly, giving the reader tantalising insights into the life and even character of this man not only this, but armitage also invites us to imagine the context in.
Alternatively, the speaker may be simon armitage speaking in his own person, while john is a friend or relation, to whose house both go, to drink in silence after taking the old woman to the home this is the reading of jan truswell, a teacher from yorkshire, who comments: doesn't it make more sense if he's simply helping. Key stage 4 english teaching resources on simon armitage including about his person, homecoming and mother. Kid author: simon armitage publisher: faber and faber ltd published: 16 september 1999 isbn: 0571202454 cover: paperback pages: 91pp kid was drawing the arctic circle eighteen plays on golfing as a watchword robinson's resignation about his person kid_small not the furniture game. Shows you how to get an a or a by analysing the poet's point of view, and the poem's language and structure.
The poet talks about his new collection and why the 'small, quiet, strong voice' is more vital today than ever. There's a punchy tone and a plain grace to simon armitage's poetry that is very compelling some have the distinct shock and feel of the shortest, sharpest short stories or character studies – more than a little james kelman-esque like brassneck or about his person: five pounds fifty in change, exactly, a library card on its. But sitting down to chat with simon armitage – 'poet, playwright, novelist, childminder, lead singer of the scaremongers', according to wikipedia, feels surreal to that list, you can add oxford professor of poetry, professor of poetry at the university of leeds, and a remarkably lovely person to interview.
His varied career has been the source of a lot of his poetry he is now a published and acclaimed poet, teacher of creative writing and broadcaster clown punk is inspired by a person armitage used to see in his town he describes a punk, not considered to fit in society who presses his face read more » simon armitage. This is a fully resourced lesson on the poem 'about his person' by simon armitage the resources include a powerpoint, a working sheet for pupils to use within the lesson alongside three different differentiated resources to support your pupils from level.
Recent poetry school digital poet in residence and selected poems editor alex macdonald speaks to one of the most recognisable names in british poetry, simon armitage, about the undercurrent of violence in his work, the perils of being a northern poet and his new book of selected poems, paper.
Simon armitage interview by barney bardsley his is a curious, busy and unusual career path to be sure from geography student to probation officer to one of the leading poets and writers of his generation someone who has not only produced over ten collections of verse, plus three plays, several translations and four. Armitage's point is that by trying to be clever with images a poet can (a) become blinded to reality, as if he's got a cataract or (b) not say anything other than attempt to show off about his person this is another poem about a man and his life it is made up of couplets (mostly rhyming couplets) the title is a phrase taken from.
This is partly because armitage plays on the meaning of words, he uses puns, but also because the details could be taken as metaphors for the man's life the following table contains lines from the poem, with several explanations or meanings to them line: possible meanings: about his person  what we can tell about. When macbeth murders his king (the innocent duncan), he says 'macbeth doth murder sleep' (ii2) and similarly the speaker here refers to his disturbed sleep after killing the looter the poem ends with the image of his 'bloody hands', which reminds us of lady macbeth's struggles to remove the spot of blood that represents. Armitage, whose bibliography now includes 21 books of poetry, five of non-fiction , two novels, 21 films, many radio plays, and five works for theatre (not to mention the fact that, with his wife sue roberts, he performs in an eight-person band called the scaremongers), is undeniably prolific, to an extent that.