Flit by Simon Armitage (signed hardback)
This copy of Flit has been signed by the author, Poet Laureate Simon Armitage. It was signed here at Salts in December 2023.
Flit is a fully illustrated collection of 40 poems by Armitage, written when he was poet in residence at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in its 40th anniversary year. YSP commissioned the book.
In 2017, disillusioned by the domestic cultural scene and in search of a more depersonalised aesthetic, the poet Simon Armitage relocated to the small mid-European state of Ysp, and more particularly to its eponymous capital city. With no local contacts and only an out-dated pocket dictionary to hand, Armitage rented a small apartment in a former leprosy hospital and spent a year exploring Ysp’s medieval backstreets, latter-day shopping malls, housing districts, redeveloped docks and rural hinterlands.
– 92 pages