Kid (Faber Pocket Poetry)

by Simon Armitage | Poetry |
ISBN: 0571202454 Global Overview for this book
Registered by abitstormyout of Ely, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on 3/4/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by abitstormyout from Ely, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Sunday, March 04, 2007
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From the back of the book:

Kid gives us one of the liveliest poetic voices to have emerged in the last ten years. Simon Armitage's inspired ear for the demotic and his ability to deal with subjects that many poets turn their backs on have marked him as a poet of originality and force.

Released 12 yrs ago (3/10/2007 UTC) at Caffe Nero IP1 book-crossing zone in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom

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Taking to the Ipswich Meet tomorrow!

Journal Entry 3 by Scatz from Aldeburgh, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, March 10, 2007
Picked up at today's Ipswich meeting. I need to read more poetry.

Journal Entry 4 by Scatz from Aldeburgh, Suffolk United Kingdom on Friday, August 10, 2007
Quirky and enjoyable.

Journal Entry 5 by Scatz at Caffe Nero IP1 book-crossing zone in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, August 11, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (8/11/2007 UTC) at Caffe Nero IP1 book-crossing zone in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom

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Taken to Ipswich meeting.

Journal Entry 6 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, August 18, 2007
Apologies for the delay, I picked this up from Caffe Nero some time last week. I read some Simon Armitage recently (pocket penguin) and liked his northern ''accent'', wit and humour. This looks good :)

Journal Entry 7 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 19, 2008
(18/03) I like some poetry, in small doses, and I like the tone and language of Armitage’s writing...but it all tends to wash over me, mostly forgettable, but an enjoyable experience nonetheless. My DD went to an English seminar where SA spoke, and she said he was very funny, and I imagine he can and would read his own work better than I can read it ;)

A snippet of the title pome, about growing up and releasing childhood attachments (I think!):

‘Batman, big shot, when you gave the order
to grow up, then let me loose to wander
leeward, freely through the wild blue yonder...’

Thank you all for sharing, now ready to pass on

Released 11 yrs ago (4/12/2008 UTC) at Caffe Nero IP1 book-crossing zone in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom

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Taking along to today's meet-up

Journal Entry 9 by smallbluepebble from Ilford, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, April 14, 2008
I have enjoyed previous selections of Simon Armitage's poety, so I'm looking forward to this one. Funny to see how this little book can't resist attending get-togethers at the Caffe Nero in Ipswich. Like me, it keeps popping back...

Journal Entry 10 by smallbluepebble from Ilford, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, July 05, 2008
I've returned to this one a couple of times, read and re-read the poems, but the majority passed straight over my head.It's all too clever for me :-) I couldn't quite follow why an odd little man called Mr Robinson kept popping up. He seemed to be a recurring theme, but didn't actually link the poems in any coherent way. I guess I'll be returning to Pam Ayres...

Released 11 yrs ago (7/6/2008 UTC) at London Literature Festival in South Bank, Greater London United Kingdom

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Somewhere in the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

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