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Book of Matches

book-of-matchesAuthor: Simon Armitage

Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd
Published: 11 October 1993 
ISBN: 0571169821
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Losing none of the exuberance which has become a hallmark of Simon Armitage's poetry, these poems are more personal. The book is divided into three sections – the "Book of Matches" which are sonnets, "Becoming of Age" and "Reading the Bans".

'A firework display of technique, versatility and passion.' Independent on Sunday

'The crafted sincerity of this potent, lyrical collection, in which an absolutely contemporary voice concisely expresses common concerns, is everything that poetry should be.' Times Literary Supplement

'The first poet of serious artistic intent since Philip Larkin to have achieved popularity . . . it is possible that he will attain the sort of proverbial status Larkin now occupies.' Sean O'Brien, The Deregulated Muse

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