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Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Corduroy Kid

Written by Simon Armitage

Published April 01, 2007 | ISBN 9780887847615
POETRY / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

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112 pages | 8.500 in × 5.500 in
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About this book

Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Corduroy Kid

Simon Armitage

Marked by the signature qualities of invention, wit, and streetwise humour that made Simon Armitage's reputation, Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid engages deeply with some of the most pressing oppositions of our time. Man versus monster; conflict versus conversation; age versus youth; humanity versus its environment; utopia versus what we're living through now. This is a combative and moving book and an answer to anyone who's ever accused poetry of receding into irrelevance.

About the Author

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage has won numerous awards for his poetry, including a Forward Prize, the Sunday Times Young Author of the Year, the Eric Gregory Award, and a Lannan Award, in addition to being shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Winterbread Poetry Award (for the Dead Sea Poems). His first US publication, The Shout, was shortlisted for the National Book Critics' Circle Award in 2005. He is the author of the bestselling prose memoir All Points North and the novels Little Green Man and The White Stuff. Armitage lives in West Yorkshire, UK.