Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Corduroy Kid chapbook


This sampling of poems from Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid by Simon Armitage is set in 12D Dante type and is printed on Magnani paper in an edition of one hundred numbered copies by Hans van Eijk at the Bonnefant Press of Banholt, The Netherlands, made specifically for House of Anansi Press. The pages are bound, and the cover is removable. 

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.