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The Unaccompanied. Simon Armitage reading and in conversation
March 18, 7:30pm
The Old School Room, Church Street, Haworth. Doors open at 7:00pm.
Simon Armitage launches his new collection of poetry, The Unaccompanied, in Haworth. In The Unaccompanied Armitage gives voice to the people of Britain with a haunting grace and his trademark eye for detail and biting wit. We meet characters whose sense of isolation is both emotional and political, both real and metaphorical, from a son made to groom the garden hedge as punishment, to a nurse standing alone at a bus stop as the centuries pass by, to a latter-day Odysseus looking for enlightenment and hope in the shadowy underworld of a cut-price supermarket.
As his first event with the Brontë Parsonage Museum as Creative Partner for 2017, Simon Armitage will also reference the new work that he has created for Branwell Brontë’s bicentenary. There will also be the opportunity to view his exhibition Mansions in the Sky, and celebrate the book launch with an exclusive reception at the Museum.