Simon Armitage in Ely

Tuesday 28th June 2016

  • Venue St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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Simon Armitage is that rare thing, a poet both critically acclaimed and popular; he is also prolific, having produced eleven volumes of poetry, two novels, several plays, a libretto and two non-fiction best-sellers. In recent years he has enhanced his reputation with his translations of Gawain and The Death of Arthur, breathing new life into these great medieval texts. His new work continues this enterprise: Pearl, a poem thought to be by the same anonymous author responsible for Gawain, is an entrancing allegorical tale of grief and lost love. Retaining all the alliterative music of the original,  Pearl is here brought to vivid and intricate life in care of one of the finest poets writing today.