Blossomise – Signed Copy

Simon Armitage

ISBN: 9780571388417S

£10.00

Signed hardback copy of Blossomise by Simon Armitage

First Edition, First Printing

Hand signed by Simon Armitage to the page

NB This title is published on 7th March 2024. All pre-orders will be dispatched on or around publication

 

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Description

Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate, brings new perspectives and energy to a timeless poetic subject.

Blossomise celebrates the ecstatic arrival of spring blossom just as it acknowledges, too, its melancholy disappearance. Full of spirited leaps of imagination and language, the twenty-one poems hopscotch between intense momentary haikus that honour the Japanese traditions of the blossom festival and stand-alone lyrical pieces that take in the stylistic tones of ballads, hymns, songs, prayers and nursery rhymes. From a crashed Ford Capri wrapped around the immovable trunk of a cherry tree, to saplings flourishing among skyscrapers and urban sprawl, the fizz and froth of the annual blossom display is explored here both as an exuberant emblem of the natural world and a nervous marker of our vulnerable climate.

Angela Harding responds to the poems in wonderful accompanying illustrations.

Published in collaboration with the National Trust as part of their annual Blossom programme and campaign.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Published 07/03/2024
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