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Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage is the award-winning poet and translator of both Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Death of King Arthur, as well as several works of poetry, prose, and drama. He is the Oxford Professor of Poetry.


Books by Simon Armitage

  1. Book CoverThe Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation

    “A new standard in the enterprise of bringing the past back into poetry.”—Tom Shippey, Wall Street JournalMore

  2. Book CoverThe Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic

    "Armitage has given an ageless story new vigor, and has done it with style, wit and elegance."—Literary ReviewMore

  3. Book CoverPearl: A New Verse Translation

    Winner of the 2017 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation 

    From the acclaimed translator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a spellbinding new translation of this classic allegory of grief and consolation.


  4. Book CoverSir Gawain and the Green Knight

    A New Verse Translation

    "Compulsively readable. ... Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version."—Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book CoverThe Story of the Iliad: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer’s Epic and the Last Days of Troy

    Award-winning poet Simon Armitage dramatizes the story of Troy, animating this classic epic for a new generation of readers.More

  6. Book CoverWalking Home: A Poet's Journey

    Nineteen days, 256 miles, and one renowned poet walking the backbone of England.More