EXHIBITION NEWS: 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' is at MoMA Machynlleth from 17 March - 23 June 2018. Celebrating the collaboration between Clive Hicks-Jenkins and The Penfold Press to make a series of 14 prints inspired by the Faber & Faber 2007 edition of 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' translated by Simon Armitage. The exhibition will be opened by Simon Armitage on Saturday 24 March at 12 pm, when he will read from the poem. (Image: 'The Temptations'. 2017. Screenprint. Edition of 75)
The long read: In a culture that has consigned poetry to the margins, Armitage has become something very rare: a genuinely popular British poet. Aida Edemariam hits the road with the busiest man in verse
I am so off the pace with Simon Armitage, the probation officer turned poet and writer, that it is almost a crime (sorry) I watched an engaging and moving programme that he made about the centenary of the First World.