Above Rubies


The Motorway Service Station as a Destination in its Own Right was shortlisted for the 2010 Michael Marks Award.


The latest poems from one of the UK’s finest authors.

Simon Armitage was born in 1963 in Marsden, Yorkshire, and is a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has published ten collections of poetry including Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus the Corduroy Kid (Faber & Faber) and his translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. His awards include one of the first Forward Prizes, The Sunday Times Young Author of the Year, a Lannan Award, and an Ivor Novello Award for his song-writing in the BAFTA-winning film Feltham Sings