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Book of Matches (edition 2001)

by Simon Armitage

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Title:Book of Matches
Authors:Simon Armitage
Info:Faber and Faber (2001), Paperback, 64 pages
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I never used to like Simon Armitage's poetry. I don't know why. Everything in the GCSE anthology we used, I hated the look of -- we weren't studying him, but I was curious and liked poetry in general, so I read everything in there. And I didn't like it.

But someone recently showed me a poem from this collection, 'I thought I'd write my own obituary. Instead', and I loved it, especially the line 'but he has wept the coins that rested on his eyes', but all of it really. So when I saw this collection in the library, I picked it up immediately. It doesn't take long to read through these poems, but they stick in the mind, from the first to the last. I didn't like all of them, but overall, I did like it, and I think I need to read more of Armitage's stuff. I might even pick up a copy of Book of Matches for my own poetry collection, some day. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
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This is a collection of poetry from Simon Armitage. Previous work by Armitage includes 'Zoom!', 'Kid' and 'Killing Time'.

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