Flit by Simon Armitage (hardback)
Flit is a fully illustrated collection of 40 poems by Simon Armitage, 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