by Simon Armitage
Publication Date: 05/07/2012
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published ten collections of poetry, including Selected Poems (2001), Seeing Stars (2010), his acclaimed translation ofSir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007) and more recentlyThe Death of King Arthur (2012). A broadcaster and presenter, he also writes extensively for television and radio, is the author of two novels and the best-selling memoir All Points North. In 2010 he received the CBE for services to poetry.
In summer 2010, the author decided to walk the Pennine Way. The challenging 256-mile route is usually approached from south to north, from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm, the other side of the Scottish border. He resolved to tackle it the other way round. This title describes this extraordinary, yet ordinary, journey.