Poet laureate drawn back to home village with book of poems about Marsden

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The poet laureate Simon Armitage is next month publishing a new collection of poems focused on Marsden in West Yorkshire – the Pennine village where he grew up. Magnetic Field brings together Armitage’s Marsden poems, from his first pamphlet to new work from a forthcoming collection. According to his publishers Faber, it offers a perspective on a locality he describes as a genuinely unique region forming “a frontier territory ...

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