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The Nature of Poetry: Simon Armitage and friends

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"Now nature has very much come back into the centre of what poetry can, and should, be dealing with.” --- UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage 

Join Simon Armitage and a host of Aotearoa poets in a showcase that celebrates writing on nature and the power of poetry to communicate environmental concerns. With guests Chris Tse, Harry Rickets, Rebecca Hawkes and more to be announced.

Join us for this free event (registration recommended to ensure a seat!) with one of Britain's most acclaimed writers, and our own literary stars.

All donations made when registering this event, or on the night, will go towards the Red Cross disaster relief fund.

About Simon:
Simon Armitage is the current UK Poet Laureate (2019 – 2029). He has received numerous awards for his poetry including the Sunday Times Young Author of the Year, one of the first Forward Prizes, an Eric Gregory Award, a major Lannan Award, a Cholmondeley Award, the Spoken Word Award (Gold), the Ivor Novello Award for song-writing, BBC Radio Best Speech Programme, Television Society Award for Documentary and Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry. He won the 2017 PEN America Award for Poetry in Translation and was awarded the 2018 Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Simon Armitage's visit is proudly supported by British Council of New Zealand and the Pacific. 

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