Simon Armitage The Owl and The Nightingale and other poems
We welcome back the Poet Laureate who will not only share his recent work, he'll introduce his latest translation of the Middle English poem, The Owl and the Nightingale. Following his acclaimed translations of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Pearl, he'll communicate the energy and humour of the tale with all the cut and thrust of the original. Simon Armitage is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry and the PEN Prize for Translation. He has published over a dozen poetry collections, including Magnetic Field, and is the author of two novels and three non-fiction bestsellers: All Points North, Walking Home and Walking Away. A regular broadcaster, he presents the popular BBC Radio 4’s series The Poet Laureate has Gone to his Shed, and writes extensively for television and radio.