Barbara Kingsolver and Daisy Lafarge are in the running for Poet Laureate Simon Armitage’s Laurel Prize, with the longlist dominated by indie presses from across the world.... Read more
Authors including Michael Morpurgo, Poet Laureate Simon Armitage and Nadiya Hussain are on the bill at Tring Festival this year.
UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has convened 30 poets from around the world including Imtiaz Dharker and Raymond Antrobus to create a new response to... Read more
Poet Laureate Simon Armitage is to embark on a 10-year tour of the UK's libraries, using the alphabet to frame his itinerary. ... Read more
Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has announced plans for a National Poetry Centre in Leeds.
Poets for the Planet, a creative community using its voice to engage with the climate and ecological emergency, is teaming up with the Society of Authors... Read more
Simon Armitage is replacing Dame Carol Ann Duffy as Poet Laureate, the government has announced.
Ian McEwan, Lionel Shriver and Jonathan Safran Foer are among the prize-winning novelists confirmed for the 67th The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.... Read more
Simon Armitage and Roger McGough are amongst the line-up for this year’s Winchester Poetry Festival.
Simon Armitage has been appointed professor of poetry at Oxford University, after winning 1,221 of the 3,340 votes cast. Armitage, who will hold the position... Read more