Simon Armitage’s Tips for Poetry

19 January 2015

Simon Armitage photoTesting. Testing. One two three. Ten Tests to tell if your poem is ready, from the great Simon Armitage.

Our favourite tip? ‘Remember,’ says Armitage, ‘the reading of poetry is not an exact science: it does not require the wearing of protective glasses and need not be carried out under strict laboratory conditions.’ Good, because we left our protective glasses in our other lab coat.

Click here to read the full article at The Poetry Book Society

Photo by Shetland Arts

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