[Epub] ↠ Paper Aeroplane Author Simon Armitage – Varunahuja.live

[Epub] ↠ Paper Aeroplane  Author Simon Armitage – Varunahuja.live
  • Paperback
  • Paper Aeroplane
  • Simon Armitage
  • 19 January 2018
  • 9780571353392

Paper Aeroplane When Simon Armitage Burst On To The Poetry Scene In With His Spectacular Debut Zoom , Readers Were Introduced To An Exceptional New Talent Who Would Reshape The Landscape Of Contemporary Poetry In The Years To Come Now, Armitage S Reputation As One Of The Nation S Most Original, Most Respected And Most Influential Poets Seems Secure Paper Aeroplane Poems Is The Author S Own Choice Of Work From Across A Quarter Century Of Publishing Drawing Upon All Of His Award Winning Poetry Collections, Including Kid, Book Of Matches, The Universal Home Doctor, Seeing Stars And The Unaccompanied, As Well As His Medieval Translations And Verse Dramas, Paper Aeroplane Represents A Generous And Thrilling Gathering Of Work From One Of Contemporary Poetry S Most Essential Voices


About the Author: Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage, whose The Shout was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, has published ten volumes of poetry and has received numerous honors for his work He lives in England.Armitage s poetry collections include Book of Matches 1993 and The Dead Sea Poems 1995 He has written two novels, Little Green Man 2001 and The White Stuff 2004 , as well as All Points North 1998 ,


10 thoughts on “Paper Aeroplane

  1. says:

    When I see a Selected Poems by Heaney, Hughes or Harrison I feel they ve always been there When I see this, the second Selected Poems from a poet whose career started when I was an eight year old, that feeling isn t there A unique kind of buzz is however.Armitage actually saw something of the real world before finding his voice he was a probation officer for seven years Although interested in poems that want to crack the code for the Self, the Cosmos etc he prefers poems that tell a story He doesn t think the unreadable a poem is, the better it is Unlike too many modern poets, he is not a product of the Oxbridge Assembly Line.The volume punches its weight Excepts from Armitage s growing list of translations are included for the first time alongside work that has previously appeared in limited editions Armitage has never wanted for versatility but the whole is a pleasing reminder of how many plates he can spin.I made a mental note of all the poems I hoped to see and tallied up how many did Long time favourites like It Ain t What You Do, It s What It Does To You , Great Sporting Moments The Treble , The Two of Us , The Tyre , I Say I Say I Say and Poem from Kid all re appear So does To His Lost Lover which still strikes me as Armitage s best poem Surprisingly gems like Lines Thought to Have Been Written on the Eve of the Execution of a Warrant for His Arrest and To Poverty aren t here, which is a pity I would loved to have seen poems from his first collection, such as The Night Shift , Gone , Ten Pence Story and Somewhere Along the Line.Like a singer varying the set list between gigs, Armitage has tweaked his selections Of the poems from Zoom And You Know What Thought Did has been dropped, while two Phenomenology and Don t Blink have been added With the exception of Moon Country which now contributes two poems rather than one , the number of poems taken from the later volumes has been cut, including the long poem Five Eleven Ninety Nine While there are some first rate poems like All For One , Birthday and The Shout the quality control wobbles a little hereafter The Spelling is moving, but the poems from Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid tens to lack the power and quotability of the earlier work I can appreciate a writer trying to do something different and break the mould but the poems from Seeing Stars don t work at all.Thankfully things not only pick up from here, they soar The excerpts from Black Roses The Killing of Sophie Lancaster are crisp, cinematic and urgent The selections from In Memory of Water are superb Armitage is known for his medium sized poems that tell a story, often a comic one But it s interesting to note how when he brings out his two line stanzas all excess is dropped and tenderness dominates Within the flinty joker there s a lyric poet trying to get out After cameo appearances in To His Lost Lover , it s nice to see him grabbing the centre stage in beautiful poems like Snow I hope to see even of him next time around.

  2. says:

    Enjoyable collection to dip in and out of Armitage is certainly a talented poet and he experiments with various forms I think the poem entitled Poundland was my favourite Here s a brief excerpt beyond the hazard cone where serious chutney spillage had occurred.Then emerged souls the duty manager with a face like Doncaster,mumbling, For so much, what shall we give in return In strangled words I managed, How art thou come to these shady channels, into hell s ravine And paid forthwith, then broke surfaceand breathed extraordinary daylight into starved lungs,steered for home through precincts and parks scalded by polar winds,laden with whatnot, lightened of golden quids.Quite an accurate representation of the stresses of shopping in Poundland

  3. says:

    Having already analysed many of the poems in depth, I decided to read the collection as a whole in one sitting, and man was that a good idea Armitage has the ability to articulate feelings that everyone else struggles to describe, and his experimental use of form and language always blows me away The Killing of Sophie Lancaster is an especially heart wrenching piece, and Harmonium, the second to last poem of the collection, absolutely broke me The only pieces that I m not a big fan of are his translations of middle English tales, but perhaps that is due to my disinterest in the period and style than any fault of his Overall a brilliant collection, and an excellent introduction to one of the greatest contemporary poets in Britain.

  4. says:

    Update 3 stars.To be fair there were some really lovely poems in this collection that I thoroughly enjoyed It was to do with frequently understanding what was the deeper meanings behind these poems, which I sadly was unable to do a lot of them I have to be honest I frequently felt quite lost over the meaning and themes, so it made a real slog to get through the whole collection in time for my uni quiz I look forward to hearing the lecture on Paper Aeroplane from Dr Indy though However, some that I liked, or thought were interesting were The Civilians, Zoom , Gooseberry Season, I Say I Say I Say, and Before You Cut Loose, The Two of Us, Song of the West Men, and Listen Here, The Strid, the Kid, The Straight and Narrow, Leaves on the Line, Evening, Sloth, excerpts from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, excerpts from Out of the Blue, the Parting Shot, an Accommodation, I ll Be There to Love and Comfort You, the Accident, Aviators, Beyond Huddersfield, excerpts from Black Roses The Killing of Sophie Lancaster, excerpts from The Death of King Arthur, excerpts from In Memory of Water Stanza stones this may have been my favourite part of the collection actually , and finally Harmonium and Paper Aeroplane were good too I also enjoyed Thank You For Waiting one of Armitage s unpublished poems we read and analysed in class So actually overall, there were quite a few that I quite liked, but overall the reading experience was a little bit honestly boring and depressing 2.5 stars, though after study I might give it a 3 star rating We ll see.

  5. says:

    Collection of poems so far If you can listen to him reading them rather than read as they are better live so to speak What armitage does so well is he writes work that is both current yet timeless.Not sure what others think but i think armitage captures an emotional truth that few others have.

  6. says:

    An absorbing introduction to the brilliant Simin Armitage His poems speak of nature, of emotions, tragedies and human existence They are witty, moving, heart wrenching sometimes at the same time There are also excerpts from his translations or dramatisations of the Odyssey, the Death of King Arthur and Gawain and the Green Knight This makes me want to read every book in this anthology.

  7. says:

    Full disclosure I m inept at poetry, uncertain if I m being conned by the haphazard line breaks that may or may not impart additional meaning, especially ignorant of meter and whether it s being employed in any sort of consistent fashion I can t even claim to know it when I see it, as there s a good deal of doggerel out there that looks real enough Is poetry about the sound of language, or is it a thing shaped by language expertly wrought Is it about things that lie beyond or within daily experience, or is it about things that are already of a poetic and elevated nature Are stanzas like paragraphs Why then do so many sentences break off in one stanza then flow into another As a poetry na f, my only criteria are honesty, concision, and a rigorous use of language Honesty is that Hemingwayesque appeal to what is real and earned, where the writer has evoked in the reader some sense of the rightness of things without having hit him over the head with it Concision is obvious enough, as poems are short, thus must condense things to their essentials, whether representing things with apt description or evocative language And this concision is achieved with rigorous use of language, where words often do double duty, denoting and connoting simultaneously.Paper Aeroplane is a selection of poetry from 19 different volumes of Armitage s poetry with selections from three translations he s made of the Odyssey, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Le Morte d Arthur all spanning the 25 years since his first volume Zoom appeared in 1989 I had never read any of Armitage s work before, and it was recommended I read the book in the course of four or five days, reading no than 10 poems at a time I then re read the book over the next two days, now able to recall individual poems and look over the expanse of the work easily I found it an interesting reading experience, requiring attention and focus than reading almost any sort of novel.What most characterizes Armitage s free flowing poetry is its vernacular straightforwardness Like the conscious common man poetry of William Carlos Williams, Armitage s idiom is that of the Yorkshire man, and his personae speak of things within his ken in a language that will not put on airs The first poem in the volume, The Joke, is a story told by the narrator, grabbing us by the collar, asking, heard the one about the guy from Heaton Mersey which goes on to recount the Heaton Mersey man s freezing death, how that became occasion for those at the pub to discuss who was to be credited for finding the car that had been so thoroughly coated and hidden by snow The directness of language prevails even when emotion is broached, as in Harmonium, where the narrator, collecting an old organ from a church, is made to consider that the rector or minister who helps him will be in the next box the narrator lugs from the church There s no good response to the rector s pitiable observation of mortality, and the narrator, being me, then mouth in reply some shallower sorry phrase or word too starved of breath to make itself heard Armitage in economical fashion is able to set a scene and sketch a story, a vignette, or a portrait There is immediacy and particularity While all of his poetry sums up an English Northerness, the poems themselves elaborate a particularity that is only itself, a poem about this or that Horses, M62 which describes how a dozen horses have left their pasture to mingle with the idling cars on the adjacent three lane highway suggests contrasts and even biblical portent, but it remains a picture of a unique and isolated moment filled with real horses The writhing mat of its hide pressed on the glass a tank of worms a flank of actual horse In The Strid the male narrator speaks from beyond the grave, as perhaps a specter haunting the moors, much in the tradition of old northern ballads of forlorn maidens, but his idiom is contemporary and the voice is querulous The doomed groom cannot fathom how he and his bride attempted to cross the wide strid in their wedding clothes, and now they lie before the coroner, swollen, dead to the world, husband and wife Another poem that might serve as cautionary tale, Evening speaks in the second person to the reader, how you at age 12 or 13 wander from the house, taking in the sights and feel of the wood and streams close by, then as day slips by and evening prods you to return home, you discover yourself a middle aged man with a family You re sorry You thought it was early How did it get so late Armitage is able to conjure a spectrum of emotion and attitude, all in voices that speak in a natural manner There are poems that soar into hyperbole, contrast, and metaphor, but there is a homely image that lies at their center There are poems that give his personae different selves that act independently of the narrator, which illustrate the common place frustration of bodies and minds that cannot behave There are poems that exhort with personae that declaim like false prophets to audiences surrogate readers , and it is for us to separate the wheat from the chaff, to understand the narrator s need to so boldly stand in the pulpit There are poems that traffic in rhythmic phrasing, some using repeated refrain, the message as much in these devices as the words There are the prose poems from his collection Seeing Stars 2010 , which are surreal than most, but nonetheless keep themselves anchored with a plain spoken voice, dialect, and allusions to the realities of a Yorkshire man s existence.And finally, there is the eponymous poem Paper Aeroplane, which like one or two others hints at the mysterious process of writing poetry In this last, the magic lies in the blank pages of the book the narrator s seatmate is reading on an airplane these blank pages, the narrator is told, are his best work yet

  8. says:

    I ve not read Armitage before, but saw this collection at my local Library and though I d give it a go.I enjoyed this collection the poems are accessible and readable but never facile or superficial It s difficult to single out favourite poems but I enjoyed Man with a Golf Ball Heart and the selections from Seeing Stars.I will certainly read some of the full collections.

  9. says:

    I d have just bought this if I d seen it before Collected Poems, but there s enough variation from the half of this book that covers the same period that I don t mind too much.Not really sure what to get next.

  10. says:

    Thank god my friend told me we didn t need to read this for the quiz because I was torturing myself trying to read this Do not recommend if you don t like poems I guess I liked I Say I Say I Say but honestly I m not a poem person so trying to read 200 page poem collection was the worst.

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