New laureate Simon Armitage at Edinburgh book festival

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Poet laureates new and former - Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy - line up with Jackie Kay, Roger McGough, Lemn Sissay and Benjamin Zephaniah as some of the big poetry names appearing at this year’s Edinburgh Book Festival, from 10-26 August. Other poetry highlights at the festival, held in Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square Gardens, include appearances by Don Paterson, Luke Wright, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Raymond Antrobus, Jay Bernard, Liz Berry, Toria Garbutt, Clare Pollard, Theresa Lola, Martin Figura, Inuua Ellams, Kei Miler, Rachel Long, Brian Bilston, and Anthony Anaxagorou. Full details

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 7th Aug 2019 16:38

Seeing Simon Armitage here was a reminder of the broadcast on
BBC4 TV the other evening of a programme about the Cornish
poet Charles Causley, another boost towards giving poetry a higher

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