In an interview for the BBC filmed a few years ago, Armitage explained his view on the purpose of poetry. Poetry tends to be one person saying what they actually mean with one voice. And you can do that through poetry. Typical features of Armitage's work:
Steamindex homepage Christmas thoughts Kevin: Spearmint Toram Beg's favourite ; Trigo and Honeyswell and so on and on: The arrival of Lambert's railway miscellany prompted the creation of this page.
Lambert's work was excluded from this webpage as it failed to identify its sources and in fairness did not claim to be an anthology. Strictly, the term is intended for poetry or work of literary merit. Train songs must now be the paradigm and contains a rich collection extending back to William Wordsworth's protests, and the work of many ladies who are great users, and secret lovers, of trains.
The compilers are remarkably modest as not a single poem of their own is included: Both Morgan and Simmons include poetry and both pass this test. Whitehouse excludes poetry and is limited to Ian Allan publications or publications for which Ian Allan held the rights.
In the introduction it states that it was a sort of bedside book this threatens to open a whole can of worms. Simmons is not faultless, but there is a great depth to some of the entries as exemplified by John Stuart Mill's statement on the great utility of a railway link between London and Brighton, but not at the risk of despoiling the vale of Norbury at the foot of Box Hill Mill thou shold'st be in the Chilterns now.
I, Kevin, am inclined to think that if I had begun with Simmons this page would not have been created as Simmons created a can of worms: What is the place of fiction within a world dominated by fact? Even Simmons' Introduction reproduced in full is both interesting and yet wholly unsuited to forming part of a webpage which invites the question what is the place of an anthology in the world of electronic text.
Will the Kindle reader add anthologies to their collections? Finally it is worth noting that Simmons produced three other anthologies. The Wikipedia entry on anthologies 28 August shows the limitations of the genre within a technological context. It is tempting to start an online railway anthology which may be initially limited to motive power: Bryan Morgan The railway-lover's companion.
Very well arranged; generous extracts; sources quoted; carefully selected non-photographic illustrations.Simon Armitage (b. ) burst onto the poetry scene with Zoom! in and quickly established himself as the most high-profile poet in the group dubbed 'The New Generation'.
Born and brought up in Huddersfield, England, Armitage worked as a probation officer before becoming a full-time writer, a job that provided a particularly .
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Simon Armitage (b. ) burst onto the poetry scene with Zoom! in and quickly established himself as the most high-profile poet in the group dubbed 'The New Generation'. Born and brought up in Huddersfield, England, Armitage worked as a probation officer before becoming a full-time writer, a job that provided a particularly rich source of anecdote for his poetry, as did the transition.
True North The Story In the poem 'True North' Simon Armitage explores how going away from home can change your identity.
He does this by recounting the first time he came back from his Poly-technic.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the finest surviving examples of Middle English poetry, but little is known about the author - except hints that he came from the north of England. Simon Armitage Poetry Analysis for GCSE Simon Armitage is a contemporary poet, born in , writing right now.
'True North' also deals with the issue of homecoming and (Northern) identity.
- murderous narrators and amoral attitudes - as in .