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ISBN: 0151011184
Author: Charles Simic,Simon Armitage
Language: English
Publisher: Harcourt; First Edition edition (April 4, 2005)
Pages: 128
Category: Poetry
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
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Simon Armitage, The Shout (Harcourt, 2005). The Shout is a compilation of poems from past works by Armitage

Simon Armitage, The Shout (Harcourt, 2005). According to Charles Simic's introduction to this volume, Simon Armitage is one of Britain's most popular modern poets. The Shout is a compilation of poems from past works by Armitage. The very readable poems in the book, both traditional and experimental, encompass a world of subject matter.

Simon Armitage, The Shout (Harcourt, 2005) Simon Armitage, whose The Shout was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, has published ten volumes of poetry and has received numerous honors.

Simon Armitage, The Shout (Harcourt, 2005). Simon Armitage, whose The Shout was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, has published ten volumes of poetry and has received numerous honors for his work.

of the human voice: he had to shout for all he was worth. I had to raise an arm. from across the divide to signal back.

We went out. into the school yard together, me and the boy. whose name and face. We were testing the range. of the human voice: he had to shout for all he was worth.

Poem Hunter all poems of by Charles Simic poems. 65 poems of Charles Simic. Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams, Annabel Lee. i'm looking for a Charles Simic poem i remember . no evidence of anyone meeting that description near the bus stop.

The best poems by Simon Armitage selected by Dr Oliver Tearle. To discover more of Simon Armitage’s poetry, we recommend getting hold of the excellent Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014. Since his debut collection, Zoom!, appeared in 1989 when he was still in his mid-twenties, Simon Armitage has become one of the most feted, read, and studied contemporary English poets. Like the poem above, ‘The Shout’ takes a memory from the poet’s schooldays and then turns on a tragedy or incident which brings the earlier memory into clearer focus.

The Shout: Selected Poems by Armitage, Simon at AbeBooks. The Shout is the first collection of his poems to be published in the United States. 1. The Shout: Selected Poems. Simon Armitage, Charles Simic (Introduction). uk - ISBN 10: 0151011184 - ISBN 13: 9780151011186 - Harcourt - 2005 - Hardcover. He lives in Holmfirth, England. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2005). ISBN 10: 0151011184 ISBN 13: 9780151011186.

Charles Simic is widely recognized as one of the most visceral and unique poets .

Charles Simic is widely recognized as one of the most visceral and unique poets writing today. Some poems reflect a surreal, metaphysical bent and others offer grimly realistic portraits of violence and despair. Kirsch recommended the last, along with Simic’s Selected Poems 1963-1983 (1984), to new readers for showing Simic’s dark illuminations and acrid comedy in their most concentrated form.

For Years, Simon Armitage has been one of Britain's most beloved poets. This, the first book of his poetry to be published in the United States, collects his work from the past three decades. His is an original and constantly inventive voice that moves easily between the everyday and the surreal-from yardwork to politics, from a modern-day Crusoe marooned among office buildings to a creature new to science, "a man with a golf ball heart.

Simon Armitage is one of Britain's most respected poets. He is considered Philip Larkin's successor in both the easy brilliance of his verse and the national acclaim he has received. His subjects have ranged from yardwork to politics, from the fidelity of dogs to the negotiations of lovers. A selection of poetry that is wry, unpretentious, and constantly inventive, The Shout collects Armitage's best work from the past three decades and includes many of his most recent poems. Man with a Golf Ball Heart They set about him with a knife and fork, I heard, and spooned it out. Dunlop, dimpled, perfectly hard. It bounced on stone but not on softer ground-they made a note of that. They slit the skin-a leathery, rubbery, eyelid thing-and further in, three miles of gut or string, elastic. Inside that, a pouch or sac of pearl-white balm or gloss, like Copydex. It weighed in at the low end of the litmus test but wouldn't burn, and tasted bitter, bad, resin perhaps from a tree or plant. And it gave off gas that caused them all to weep when they inspected it. That heart had been an apple once, they reckoned. Green. They had a scheme to plant an apple there again beginning with a pip, but he rejected it.

Comments:

Lahorns Gods
Simon Armitage's poetic presence in Britain may be an answer to the absence of Philip Larkin; every line in these very poemly poems (Armitage is clearly a master of craft) smell of that same chilling, melancholic smoke Larkin could produce with just a few short lines.

While the title poem is devastating and to be read and re-read for poets who are just getting on to the business of "short impact" poetry: ("The Shout" is a three line stanza, 20 word gunshot blast to the reader's psyche) we find more of who Armitage is by perusing the entire collection. He goes from blazing hot to blazing hot, only occasionally to lukewarm when he writes "love affair" poems that are at times indistinguishable from any younger poet's attempt to convey these kinds of things.

The poems take off when Armitage decides to adopt Weldon Kees' doomed Everyman Robinson. Adding a sort of irascibility and rebelliousness to Kees' mostly helpless and docile figure, "Mr Robinson's Holiday" shows some lifeblood in the otherwise flaccid persona: "Robinson damned if he'll pay an extra pound/for a plug in the bath, soaking for an hour at least/with his heel in the hole/Then without a towel/drying off on a curtain/Typical, Robinson/Typical."

The sole flaw I find in this collection is that Armitage tries on so many new faces, uses so many different poetic devices, that it becomes a bit confusing. Who *is* the poet underneath all of these disguises? On the other hand this is also to be praised: in the contemporary world of poetry there are so many one note numbers and lazy mediocrities propelling postmodern drivel that to encounter a flesh and blood poet as the one we have here is an absolute reward.

A great collection.
Runemane
Simon Armitage, The Shout (Harcourt, 2005)

According to Charles Simic's introduction to this volume, Simon Armitage is one of Britain's most popular modern poets. This collection, while a bit hefty for a single-author outing, makes it easy to see why; like Billy Collins, Armitage is a master at balancing the quotidian with the poetic, coming up with poems that are without a doubt poetry, yet still easily readable and, oftentimes, a good deal of fun (though with a dark tang):

"No gearing up or getting to speed, just an instant rage,
the rush of metal lashing out at air, connected to the main.
The chainsaw with its perfect disregard, its mood
to tangle with cloth, or jewellry, or hair.
The chainsaw with its bloody desire, its sweet tooth
for the flesh of the face and the bones underneath,
its grand plan to kick back against nail or knot
and rear up into the brain.
I let it flare, lifted it into the sun
and felt the hundred beats per second drumming in its heart,
and felt the drive-wheel gargle in its throat."
("Chainsaw versus the Pampas Grass")

Good stuff both for the seasoned poetry reader and the novice who got soured on it in school. I do wish they'd chosen a slightly slimmer volume, though; Armitage's stuff can definitely give meaning to the phrase "too much of a good thing." Peruse at leisure. ***
Anicasalar
All too often these days poetry is something like "I am/but I am not/and there is a puzzle/piece/on the wall" and you feel like it should mean something but you're not sure what.

Simon Armitage is different. The imagery is clear and the language he uses is crystalline in its sharpness and exactitude. The verses are structured with a seamless fluidity so that they flow effortlessly, and yet you are aware of how tightly regimented the words are. This is the work of a master poet, and it shows. All of his poems, no matter how short or long, require several readings: the first time, you are only aware of the precision in the cadence and the evocative images he uses; the second, you start to understand the story he's telling (all of his poems are, essentially, stories); third, you are trying to come to terms with the whys and the hows; fourth, you start to grasp the symbolism and the meaning.

And the strange thing--it never gets old. You read the poems once, twice, ten, fifty times, and each time there is something to marvel at. It's like an old Beatels' LP--you know all the songs on there by heart, you know every note, and yet when you listen to it yet again, there's always something more.
spark
The Shout is a compilation of poems from past works by Armitage. The very readable poems in the book, both traditional and experimental, encompass a world of subject matter. I don't usually read much poetry, preferring fiction, but after stumbling on this collection I might start.

The poems freshly explore both the banal and the transcendent with wry humor, authenticity, lyricism and originality.

Darkly humorous "Gooseberry Season" tells the story of an annoyed family calmly murdering an unwelcome houseguest. The elegant, melancholic "To His Lost Lover" is a man's reflection on the experiences he never had in a relationship, regretting "how they never slept like buried cutlery," and he "never drank intoxicating liquors from her navel/ Or christened the Pole Star in her name." "You're Beautiful" is one of my favorites, which you can find online with some searching. Order this book!

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