[The Guardian] - The deal followed the withdrawal of its Arts Council funding – a move protested by over 100 poets including Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage. Kinsella told the Bookseller that he "fully" understood why the poetry organisation had looked elsewhere for
[Evening Standard] - The late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes will be honoured in Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey tonight in a ceremony attended by 300 of his friends and family, including fellow poets Seamus Heaney, Sir Andrew Motion and Simon Armitage.
[The Guardian] - New works from Simon Armitage and Alice Oswald both look back to poetic forebears. Oswald's Memorial (Faber, £12.99) is a deft and plangent reworking of Homer's Iliad, in which the central narrative of Achilles's and Agamemnon's great quarrel has been
[Sheffield Telegraph] - Last year's winners of the competition, sponsored by the National Association of Writers in Education, were Paul Bentley, Christy Ducker, Maitreyabandhu and David Tait, chosen by Simon Armitage, whose collections were launched during Off the Shelf.
[Londonist] - They're also launching an anthology of poetry and prose from Book Slam alumni, One For the Trouble, with contributions from Irvine Welsh, Hari Kunzru, Simon Armitage, Bernadine Evaristo and Kate Tempest. There's comedy and poetry at Rich Mix with