Alexandra edited the awards of The Shout: Selected Poems Saturday, August 20, 2011.
Shelfari approved its own request to combine 2 books, including The Shout: Selected Poems, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.
Shelfari submitted a request to combine 2 books, including The Shout: Selected Poems, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.
Shelfari edited the subjects of The Shout: Selected Poems Thursday, March 4, 2010.
Shelfari edited the first edition of The Shout: Selected Poems Saturday, February 6, 2010.
Shelfari edited the classification of The Shout: Selected Poems Wednesday, February 3, 2010.
Shelfari edited the description of The Shout: Selected Poems Tuesday, August 4, 2009.
Simon Armitage is one of Britain's most respected poets. He is considered Philip Larkin's successor in both the easy brilliance of his verse and the national acclaim he has received. His subjects have ranged from yardwork to politics, from the fidelity of dogs to the negotiations of lovers. A selection of poetry that is wry, unpretentious, and constantly inventive, The Shout collects Armitage's best work from the past three decades and includes many of his most recent poems. Man with a Golf Ball Heart They set about him with a knife and fork, I heard, and spooned it out. Dunlop, dimpled, perfectly hard. It bounced on stone but not on softer ground-they made a note of that. They slit the skin-a leathery, rubbery, eyelid thing-and further in, three miles of gut or string, elastic. Inside that, a pouch or sac of pearl-white balm or gloss, like Copydex. It weighed in at the low end of the litmus test but wouldn't burn, and tasted bitter, bad, resin perhaps from a tree or plant. And it gave off gas that caused them all to weep when they inspected it. That heart had been an apple once, they reckoned. Green. They had a scheme to plant an apple there again beginning with a pip, but he rejected it. (04/01/2005)
Shelfari edited the contributors of The Shout: Selected Poems Tuesday, August 4, 2009.
Shelfari edited the first sentence of The Shout: Selected Poems Thursday, July 16, 2009.