Book of Matches by Simon Armitage - signed


This paperback edition of Book of Matches has been signed by the author, poet Simon Armitage. It was signed here at Salts Mill in June 2024


'A firework display of technique, versatility and passion.' Independent on Sunday

Book of Matches was originally published in 1993. Losing none of the exuberance which had by then become a hallmark of Armitage's poetry, these poems are more personal. The book is divided into three sections – the "Book of Matches" which are sonnets, "Becoming of Age" and "Reading the Bans".

'The crafted sincerity of this potent, lyrical collection, in which an absolutely contemporary voice concisely expresses common concerns, is everything that poetry should be.' Times Literary Supplement

'The first poet of serious artistic intent since Philip Larkin to have achieved popularity . . . it is possible that he will attain the sort of proverbial status Larkin now occupies.' Sean O'Brien, The Deregulated Muse

  • Paperback : 80 pages
  • Dimensions : 13 x 1 x 20 cm
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber; Main edition